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Carter's Champions

Team Funds Raised:


Team fundraising goal: $5,500.00

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2023 Walk to Defeat ALS® Portland

Carter's Champions

On December 1, 2020, my husband Steven N. Carter passed away as a result of ALS, 23 months after his diagnosis. This photo shows him at Mauna Kea, Hawaii in 2019.  Please join us -- his family, friends and colleagues -- as we raise funds here in memory of him and for all those people and their families, past and present, who struggle with the enormous challenge of ALS.  The ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington did so much to help us and our family during Steve's ALS struggle, and they continue their support. 

Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS fundraising goal! The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds to support those affected by ALS and to spread 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, any time. It costs a family $250,000 a year to care for their loved one with ALS. Presently there is no known cause or cure. 

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 one day no one will ever hear 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 by donating. You can do both if you wish. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. 

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