It's been 45 years since our mother, Lois Burdell, died of ALS at age 56. It's been 20 years since our little brother Richard (Uncle Richard) died of ALS at age 48. Cindy turned 70 and Charlie has FIVE grandchildren! For all of these reasons, we hope you will support Team Burdell by Giving Big!
The Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association is celebrating 15 years of service to the local community. It was this chapter that I and so many others worked so hard to create. Since then, several milestones have been met, including serving hundreds of people and their families each year who are living with this disase.
The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington is continuing to set the bar high and reach ambitious financial milestone through their Walk to Defeat ALS events. This year, I'm doing my part and I'm committed to help them reach their goals. But, I need you to be part of my efforts. Join me, donate to me, or consider doing both.
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.