As most of you know, each year family and friends participate in a charity walk to honor Debby Berniker while raising awareness around ALS and generate funds for research to put an end to this horrible disease.
It's been 84 years since Lou Gehrig gave his famous farewell speech to baseball. While there is still no cure for the disease that has his namesake, several advances have been made.
For the past 20 years with your generous help, we have been fighting ALS by walking with our team, Doing it for Debby, and raising money. We're proud to announce that our team has raised over $225,000 for ALS research and vital patient care so far.
Last year we raised $20,000. We hope to beat this amount this year! Anything that you are able to contribute is much appreciated.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
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 strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of 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!