Paul's Aviators is a team of Paul Downing's family and friends. We walk every year in memory of Paul. He felt very strongly about finding a cure for ALS. He never gave up hope. We walk and pray that there is a treatment that works and a cure in our life times. Please consider making a donation of any amount. Also, please come join us at the walk if you are able to. We always have a great day being together.
The ALS Association gave us help and support. They were always a phone call away whenever we needed help. We know first hand that this organization is dedicated to their patients and families.
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.
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.