Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
We walk in honor and in memory of my brother, Robin Harrison. Rob’s battle with ALS was short, after finally being diagnosed in October of 2016 after many months of questioning what was happening to him, he passed away December 20, 2016.
ALS runs in our family, we have lost our grandmother, an uncle and 2 aunts and my dearest cousin Sherie to this devastating disease also. We need to find a cure before it affects another generation!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, 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 an ALS patient 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.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.