Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS fundraising goal! The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds to support those affected by ALS and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. I lost my father to ALS this past February (2020), after he had only been ill for approximately 5 months, and I lost my stepmom Barbara to ALS in 2011. This disease has taken two too many people from me, and I am walking in honor of my father - Dr. Bob. It is a terribly debilitating condition, and to watch someone you love suffer from it and to lose them to it - well, there are no words.
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. ALS can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or 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.
But, we can’t stop now. The key to a cure begins with you.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
Check out the badges I've earned
I'm a Level 1 Fundraiser!
I've raised more than $300 in the fight against ALS!
I'm a Level 2 Fundraiser!
I've raised more than $500 in the fight against ALS!
I'm a Level 3 Fundraiser!
I've raised more than $1000 in the fight against ALS!
I'm a Level 4 Fundraiser!
I've raised more than $1,750 in the fight against ALS!
I'm a Level 5 Fundraiser!
I've raised more than $2,500 in the fight against ALS!