Please Support Me!

One of my dear relatives was recently diagnosed with ALS, and as sad as this disease is, I recently accepted the challenge of participating in The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS in the hopes that this is something I can do to help him.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, 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 an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

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.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need.

The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

I am asking you to help by supporting my fund-raising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift, no matter how big or small, will make a difference in the lives of many! It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause – you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message.

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. Thank you for your support!!

Please click here to support me.

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2 Responses

  1. Good luck on your walk, I donated, you might not be able to match me up to the donation as I used my full legal name.

  2. good job raising money so far, jahsca! So proud of you for doing this!!! Love you! 🙂

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