Welcome backVentura "Ski" Team! So great to see you again!
Welcome back returning walkers and good to see all of you new walkers to the Team! I'm really excited for another year and another chance for us to rally together with theALS Association to provide funding for critical services like the Case Managers, that connect with and support usPALS (People with ALS), as well as theCenters of Excellence, wherePALS get to see a variety of medical specialists, that can help with providing advice and access to proper medical equipment, so we can remain as healthy as possible.
Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community withALSand spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in theWalk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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.