Thank you for visiting our Walk to Defeat ALS team! In April of 2022, Kathy Wakeman was diagnosed with Bulbar Onset ALS. In the few short months since receiving that diagnosis, Kathy has gone through an absolute whirlwind of doctors, treatments, forms, devices and organizations as part of her ongoing fight with ALS. The ALS Association has been there since day-1 offering every kind of support imaginable to mom. This is a chance for us to give back. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to supporting Kathy Wakeman, raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS®.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
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. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!