Help me raise money to find a cure for ALS!
Welcome to My Fundraising Page
|Event:||Grand Rapids Walk|
|Date:||Sunday, September 10, 2023|
My Grandpa, Larry Martin, passed away on June 23rd, 2019. His battle with ALS was difficult and raised our family's awareness of this horrible disease and the symptoms that patients must suffer. Our family is raising money for all of those with ALS and their families, so that a cure can be found and support can be provided to everyone that needs it. Knowing that there was not going to be a cure for Grandpa was so difficult to understand, and knowing that we would have to watch him decline was heartbreaking. Please consider helping us raise money for this cause that has become so much a part of our lives. We appreciate all of the support we have already received. It is a comfort to know that we are all surrounded by people to love and support us and Grandpa.
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!
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.
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 two to five 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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