Thank you for helping us strike out ALS! JFB's League is committed to raising money to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure in memory of John F Bianco, Jr. To us, John was a husband, dad and grandpa. To you, he might have been a friend, relative, coworker or a joyful smile and a powerful handshake. A lifelong baseball fan (and a pretty good player, too!), we honor him by starting a league in his name.
John's illness was not the first time our family has seen what is often called Lou Gehrig's Disease. While up to 95% of ALS cases are sporadic, meaning they are not inherited, an estimated 5 to 10% of ALS is familial. Twenty years before him, John's mother and our grandma, MaryJane, was diagnosed with ALS. For two of our loved ones with tremendous personal strength, we walk in honor of them both.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
There is no known cure for ALS. With funding, there can be more resources to diagnose ALS and different treatments to fight the effects of this fatal disease. These are things that would have helped John during his short six month battle with ALS.
Above all, John would want to see a cure for ALS in his children's lifetime. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS by donating to our cause to STRIKE OUT ALS!
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 appear in anyone and affects each person differently. Presently there is no known cure for 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!