Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal and supporting the Popko and Napolitano Family! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
The Popko's and Napolitano's
Why We Need Your Help
My mother, Helga, was diagnosed with ALS in June 2017. For two years she battled ALS as she lost her ability to swallow, walk and talk. We are raising money to find a cure to this terrible disease. We appreciate any contribution to Popko Power and we thank you for your continued support.
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 or cure.