Dear Family and Friends,
As you know, I was diagnosed in 2012 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association (ALSA) is working very hard to focus on research, advocacy, and patient care. This is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease on every front. I strongly support ALSA to help the entire ALS community.
Since almost a year, I have been wheelchair-bound and I cannot walk or stand. My fingers are curling- I cannot handwrite or hold things. My breathing, speaking, chewing, and swallowing muscles have weakened. I am working hard at the national and state level for ALS advocacy and awareness.
Last year we received an overwhelming support from family and friends in joining the Walk to Defeat ALS. We were touched by your support which has gone a long way.
ALS is a life taking disease. Most patients die within two to five years. There is no known cause and no cure or treatment for the disease. ALS can strike anyone at anytime regardless of age, race, gender, or family history.
I hope you would join us at the Walk. It would be an honor to have you on my team. Your tax-deductible donation will go a very long way to prevent, cure, and treat ALS.
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Place: Somerset Patriots Ballpark (Bridgewater, NJ)
Time: 10:30 AM (check-in starts at 9:30 AM)
Registration and Donation website: http://webgny.alsa.org/goto/teamsonal2014