Friends, May is ALS awareness month and when the Walk to Defeat ALS happens. I’ve joined Team Keithbob as a virtual member as I have prior commitments on May 6 that prevent me from participating in the walk, but I hope you will consider walking with my dear friend Keith Matteson or donating to support this very worthwhile cause.
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.
That’s why I’m walking. To change the statistics. 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 Keith or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.