My Personal Walk to Defeat ALS Page
This is our family's sixteenth year participating in the Long Island Walk to Defeat ALS.
My father, Sheldon Katz, was diagnosed with ALS in 1982. He passed away in 2004. He participated in the first two walks our family did.
We've been very fortunate to have the support of so many friends and family members who've helped us raise money for research and to help patients with ALS, and we're very grateful for that support.
My father lived his life to the fullest in spite of this terrible illness. Like Lou Gehrig who said he was the luckiest man on the face of the earth, my father was grateful for the good things in his life rather than feeling sorry for himself.
Our goal is to raise awareness about ALS, and to raise as much money as possible to help fund research to find a treatment and a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Your contributions make the Walk to Defeat ALS the successful fundraiser that it's become, to fund ALS research and patient care. Thank you for supporting the Walk and helping lead the fight against ALS!
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