Thank you for helping us try to reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease while at the same time honoring and remembering our wonderful wife, mom, grandma, sister, friend, Mary/Maureen Burke. We miss her so much and never want to forget her fighting spirit when she faced this awful 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. It's a horrible disease and we don't want any other family to have to go through what we and many others have already gone through. 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.