In the summer of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised over
$115 million in ALS community. To keep this movement going, every August until
there is a cure for ALS us, The ALS Association will celebrate the many ways
that any contribution to support the search for effective treatments and cures
for ALS makes a difference. To support this effort, Papa Murphy’s and The ALS
Association Golden West Chapter will be teaming up to raise funds in their 2018
“Every Drop Adds Up” Fundraiser.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s
Disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative illness that affects nerve cells in the
brain and the spinal cord. The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is
two to five years from diagnosis. As the disease progresses, people with ALS
lose the ability to walk, move, speak, swallow and, eventually, to breathe– all
while the mind and senses continue to function. Approximately 10% of those
diagnosed have a hereditary or familial form of the disease. Military veterans
are diagnosed with ALS nearly twice as often as the general population.
Currently, there is no known cure.
From August 1 – August 31,, 2018,
Papa Murphy’s customers at participating Papa Murphy’s Bay Area locations will
have the option to make a donation of $1 or more for a Water Drop to write
their names on and displayed in-stores, to show their support to ALS. Customers
that make a donation of $5 or more will receive a free cookie dough courtesy of
from this effort will support The ALS Association Golden West Chapter. Their
mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate
for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Their vision is to create a world without ALS. The Golden West Chapter
serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California
and in the state of Hawaii.
For more information, please contact Susan Korcz, Regional
Director of Community Outreach for The ALS Association Golden West
Chapter at 510-251-2572 x. 309 or email@example.com