Our team, in loving memory of Shannon Dougherty, is committed to raising money to support people in our
community living 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
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
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.