I would like to invite you to join my family and me as we support the Walk From Home to Defeat ALS in memory of my loving mother, Miriam Hanania.
This year's Walk event will be held on Saturday, September 26. Due to the pandemic, this year's Walk will be more of a virtual event. Even though we won't be gathering in person to walk in a large group, I still want to honor Miriam and help raise money to make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Despite her difficult battle with three major cancers and then ALS, my heroic mother, Miriam, never stopped fighting to survive for her family, whom she loved so much. However, in May 2012, Miriam lost her battle with ALS, but not before leaving her family and friends with wonderful and touching moments and memories.
We hope you'll donate to our team as we remember and honor Miriam, as well as support those people still facing the challenges of ALS. We hope to one day find a cure for this fatal disease.
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.