Thank you for helping us reach our Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising
goal! We are walking as husband, mother,
sister, grandchild and friend because we lost Laurie Speight to ALS. We still
want to walk for the team that Laurie created in 2014. The Walk to Defeat ALS
raises funds to support those affected by ALS and to spread awareness of the
urgency to find treatments and a cure.
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, and presently
there is no known cause or cure.
That’s why we’re walking. To
change the statistics. To bring help and hope to those living with the disease.
To ensure that no one ever hears the words: “You
Have ALS” again.
The past two years have brought incredible
advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with
ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with
ALS and their families.
But, we can’t stop now. The key to
a cure begins with you.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With
your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected
by this disease.