Please honor Joann's memory by walking and/or fundraising to support the amazing work that the ALS Association is doing for patients and their families. The ALS Association is making huge strides with research and helps ALS patients and families immensely. Although she will not be with us for any more walks, it is our intention for Team Jo to keep on walking every year. I hope you will join us, donate, or both. If you have any questions or suggestions for fundraising, please let me know. Thanks!!
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.