To honor Mark's mother, Ellen, and to raise funds for ALS services and research, we will once again take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS on October 15. We are honored to have our son Jonathan join us for this year's walk. The ALS Association sponsors the event, one of many throughout the country. The San Francisco chapter of this nonprofit organization provided significant, valuable information, referrals, home visits, and support to Ellen as her disease progressed. The national organization funds research into this relentless disease. We appreciate your support!!
Why We Need Your Help
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 yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.
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