Gluck Family Foundation
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS; every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle with it. 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.
There is currently no known cause of the disease and it costs an average of $200K a year to provide the care ALS patients need.
While cultural events such as the Ice Bucket Challenge and films like The Theory of Everything and Gleason have garnered a lot of attention for the disease, there is still much work to be done. Your support helps in the ongoing mission to find treatments to slow the progression of ALS and, hopefully, stop it completely.
As you may know, ALS is an illness very close to our hearts. Please consider walking with or sponsoring us -- with your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
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