Here we are again, it’s time for the ALS walk! I can use your help again this year!The Walk will be held on Saturday October 30th. You can walk with me “virtually” if you cannot join me physically. Just go to the web site and sign up! Whatever you can help me with would be great!
11 years ago, David was diagnosed with ALS. It doesn’t seem possible but he passed away 8 years ago. You have helped me raise a great deal of money to help with the deadly disease. It’s been said many times that once you receive the diagnosis – it is a death sentence. Some have said it would be better to go quickly, I just don’t know. There are times when I think both conclusions are right. It is good to finalize everything with your loved one but it VERY difficult no matter what.
There has been some progress made in fighting this disease but we are nowhere near the finish line. I am sure you read about the death of the young man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge. He was so young! When we went to John’s Hopkins for a second opinion, we saw so many young men who had developed this disease. David remarked many times he was thankful for his life!
I know you receive requests for all sorts of campaigns….the difference is that they have a cure and/or medications….ALS has nothing that can arrest this dreadful disease! By mailing it to SC, we are sure it is used in this area!
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 though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs 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.
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