Thank you for participating and helping to raise awareness of ALS.
I walk in honor of my cousin Tiffany Brothers who was diagnosed a little over two years ago with ALS at the age of 32. She currently has no more ability to move at all but she has one of the most positive attitudes of anyone I know. All though everything has pretty much been taken away from her, she still is her same tiffy self, smiling all the time, and being the goofiest person I have ever met.
I also walk in memory of my grandpa James Spencer (we call him Pop). He passed away with ALS 9 years ago.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutesanother person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occursthroughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s whywe’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raiseawareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. Tohelp unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will youjoin us?
Amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease thatslowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Thelife expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time ofdiagnosis.
ALS canstrike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it stillcosts loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care peopleliving with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help andhope today!