Team Guy is back for the 2022 Walk to Defeat ALS in honor of Dan Guy, who lost his battle to ALS in 1997. Will you join and support our team?
Unsure of what ALS is? ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) 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. And every 90 minutes, another person hears "you have ALS" for the first time.
ALS is 100% fatal.
Did you know?
Out of pocket costs for a person with ALS are estimated at over $250,000 annually
The cost of developing a prescription drug that gains market approval is $2.6 billion
This is a 145% increase since 2003
The Ice Bucket Challenge enabled the ALS Association to increase annual funding globally by 187%
Since 2014, 5 new genes were identified & the first new treatment for ALS in 2 decades was approved
How will your gift help people with ALS?
RESEARCH. The ALS Association funds over 150 labs across the world--the most comprehensive ALS research program ever organized.
ADVOCACY. Going to Capitol Hill to enact life-changing policies nationwide.
CARE SERVICES. To help people with ALS and their families.
Your donation goes a long way, helping hundreds of people with ALS and their caregivers, in addition to funding research for treatments and a cure.