I am participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS in memory of my beloved husband Steven N. Carter, who passed away on December 1, 2020 from ALS, 23 months after being diagnosed with this terrible disease. Please join us -- his family, friends and colleagues -- as we raise funds here in memory of him and to benefit all those people and families who struggle with the enormous challenge of ALS. The ALS Association did so much to help us and our family during Steve's ALS struggle.
Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal of $15,000. The Walk to Defeat ALS® raises funds to support those affected by ALS, for research and to increase awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
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, and presently there is no known cause or cure. It can cost $250,000 a year to care for a person with ALS.
That’s why I’m walking. To change the statistics and to bring help and hope to those living with the disease. To ensure that no one ever hears the words: “You Have ALS” again.
The past two years have brought incredible advancements in ALS research, expanded access to care for people living with ALS, and enabled legislation that impacts the quality of life of people with ALS and their families.
But, we can’t stop now. The key to a cure begins with you.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me or both. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.