This is Team Marie-Therese's 8th Annual Walk in memory of Marie-Therese Manigat who died from ALS on June 25, 2012. Marie-Therese was a life-long educator, a dedicated mother to 6 daughters, a doting grandmother to 10 grandchildren and a beloved wife for 58 years. By the time she was diagnosed with ALS, it was too late to get her the help that woud have extended her life. But it is not too late for others.
The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
WALK CHECK-IN: 9:00 AM
WALK STARTS: 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Eisenhower Park | Field 6, East Meadow, L.I. New York.
Please sponsor our Team and donate any amount (no amount is too small). Also, please walk with with our family, friends and others who have been affected by ALS and who seek a cure. Walk because you care; walk because you can!
Why We Need Your Help
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. 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. 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.
Thank you so so much for helping us reach our Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal! This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
Please consider walking with me and my family (you can be an actual walker or a virtual one) or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. Iencourage you to get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved! Let's stamp out ALS together!