Thank you for helping us reach our 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. Nancy has recently been diagnosed with ALS, and just starting her journey with this disease. For her, it is impacting her speech, balance, and arm/hand strength. She can no longer ride her two wheel bike, hiking or walking on uneven terrain requires poles or very careful navigation. Sometimes dressing or undressing requires assistance.
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.
That’s why we are walking. To change the statistics. To bring help and hope to those living with the disease. To ensure that no one ever hears the words: “You Have ALS” again.
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 us or sponsoring a team member. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.