Penny Herrera was diagnosed August 5, 2013. Before ALS you could catch Penny at any funk or oldies concerts with a drink in her hand. She was the first one on the dance floor and the first person anyone could count on for an exciting and adventurous time. On January 2, 2018 Penny's battle with ALS came to a peaceful close. Her memory and fight will continue as her husband, 4 children and 7 grandchildren refuse to give up.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston S. Churchill
. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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.