It's been over 15 months since we lost Karen. It's a loss that we feel acutely each day. Karen was a force to be reckoned with. She loved deeply, gave freely, and rolled up her sleeves to help a just cause. And now is our opportunity to carry on Karen's tenacious, loving spirit.
Sponsor or walk with us to Defeat ALS®. Help us bring hope, raise awareness, fund resources and services for families free of charge (something we know firsthand is so helpful). Help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments and a cure.
Thank you for your support!
- The Smith Family
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!