In 2009 my dad was diagnosed with ALS and shortly after lost his battle with the ugly disease in January of 2012. Most recently my mom Sheila was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2022. She is on a rapid free fall and in just a few short weeks since her diagnosis she has lost the ability to stand up, move her right arm, or move her legs/feet. I have personally dealt with this before as I took care of my dad. This is a very tough time for our family as it is with any family dealing with ALS. Any support would be greatly appreciated and can't wait to see everyone on November 12th for the Orange County Walk to defeat ALS.
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to 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® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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!