Help me raise money to find a cure for ALS!
Welcome to My Fundraising Page
|Event:||Western Maryland Walk|
|Date:||Saturday, October 7, 2023|
Our team, Mary's Marchers, began raising awareness and money to fight ALS back in 2011. Our beloved sister (in-law) Mary was diagnosed and the battle began. Lightening struck again in 2018 when another sister, Patty was diagnosed. They are both now in heaven looking down on us.
In 2021 we received the news that no one wants to hear, the love of my life, Teri Knowles, has been diagnosed with ALS. We are fighting this battle one day at a time. There has been significant progress in research but there is still no cure. Naturally, the fight has become even more personal for me and I ask for your help. As we have shared this news with family and a small group of friends everyone asks, "what can I do?". You can join us on October 7th at the walk if possible and you can help raise money to support those dealing with this dreadful disease.
If you are here donating, thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal! This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by ALS and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
The past two years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with ALS and their families. WE CAN'T STOP NOW!
Why We Need Your Help
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the meantime it costs an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to bring help and hope today!
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