In 2019, my dad, Paul Matzat, was diagnosed with ALS. He only survived a short 13 months after his diagnosis, but during that time my dad and family received an amazing outpouring of support from family, friends and the ALS Association.
Please join me in paying forward the support we received to others. I'll be walking in honor of my dad and would be truly humbled an honored for you to join me in spirit or in person! Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal!
Fun fact! Genomic walking is a molecular genetics technique used to identify the location of a gene in the genome. This technique allowed geneticists to begin to understand how to track inheritance of disease causing genomic variants.
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!