Team Kathy is in honor of an extraordinary woman that I have always looked up to. She unfortunately passed due to her suffering from ALS, and I saw her more when she had ALS than when she was healthy. Although I was a young child when I was around Kathy and did not know her for very long, I still comprehended her suffering and was consistently inspired by her positive attitude, resiliency, and compassion. I still am to this very day. I even took a second middle name, Kathleen, to remind me to be more like her every day.
I was told that when Kathy was alive and healthy, she took care of her parents when they were ill. Even when she was fighting this disease, her concern for her loved ones at family functions was more than apparent. Fundraising for ALS as Team Kathy's Captain is my way of honoring Kathy and doing my part to pass on her inspirational strength, selfless love, and dedication to the wellness of others.
I hope you can join us in our pursuit of finding a cure for ALS, and I would love to see you at the virtual The Walk to Defeat ALS! Please consider donating if you can, as well. Any amount helps! Thank you for your support!
-Lauren Taglienti, Captain of Team Kathy
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. To change the statistics. To bring help and hope to those living with the disease. To ensure that no one ever hears the words: “You Have ALS” again. Will you join us?
The past two years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with ALS and their families.
But, we can’t stop now. The key to a cure begins with you.
Please consider walking or donating. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
ABOUT THE WALK TO DEFEAT ALS
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.
Amyotrophiclateral 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!