Walking for a Cure
As some of you may know, my father was recently diagnosed with ALS and two of my relatives were taken by this disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge a few years ago helped to raise awareness of ALS, however there is still work to be done to educate and make people aware of ALS. As a result, I will be participating in a walk on October 7, 2017, in Bridgewater, NJ at TD Bank Park to help educate, increase awareness and raise money to help research efforts that will help to eradicate this diseases. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all those who join us in this walk, donate and to those who simply learn more about this disease and become and advocate in the fight. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. - Brian
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.
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