I really appreciate you helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal in memory of my dad, Larry! 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.
My dad, Larry, lost his battle to ALS on July 23, 2015 after 20 months from being diagnosed. His diagnosis came right after his successful treatment of prostate cancer, as well as my mom's passing in June 2012 - in short, nothing about ALS makes sense. Now 5 years later we are missing him more than ever, especially with the birth of his grandson, Beau, this year.
We participated in the NYC ALS Walk in May 2015, just a couple months before losing my dad. Team Larry's Ladies raised over $18,000, which was the most raised for the walk by an individual team. Since then, I've declined requests to participate with varying excuses; it's frankly been easier to put that part of life behind me. But this year it feels really important to get involved again, raise funding, and rally a group of awesome people to be there for the walk and help foster a feeling of celebration and gratitude.
Thanks for the support now and always!
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
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. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!