Thank you for visiting my team page for the upcoming ALS Walk! I walk to not only show my support for Greg who was diagnosed in June of 2022, but also to bring more awareness to the disease in hopes that someday we will find a cure.
Greg and I have always enjoyed being active outdoors, spending time with our friends and family and being active in the community. This is a great way to combine all of that into one day to help others facing ALS.
Please consider either joining the walk on May 7th or helping with my fundraising efforts. Greg and I have been so fortunate to have the support of the Oregon ALS chapter. They provide so many resources to us that go beyond the medical care. With donations, they have provided ALS patients with grant funds to support the increased daily costs and they have set up a lot of extra programs that will help us as the disease progresses - care closet to borrow equipment, network of volunteers should we need help, and support groups just to name a few things.
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.
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!