I am proud to once again raise funds for the Walk to Defeat ALS. The need is greater than ever this year. ALS patients in our area are struggling with the additional challenges of Covid 19, and unhealthy air quality due to the unprecedented fire season the western US is experiencing. The services provided by the Greater Sacramento ALS office are critical at this time. On October 10th, Howell's Hope will be part of the virtual Walk, dedicated to keeping our teams and team mates safe.
Supporting this amazing organization, and all that they do for the ALS community, is my way of honoring my husband Bill Howell's memory in a way he would love and appreciate. I hope that you will consider joining me with a donation. Gifts of ANY amount are greatly appreciated! And are tax deductible as allowed by law.
It's hard to believe that Bill left us over 12 years ago. If you knew him, I'm sure you are missing him, too. I know he would be proud of our efforts to help find a cure for this terrible disease, and fund critical support for patients and their families. With new drug therapies on the horizon, this is the BEST TIME EVER TO FIGHTALS!
Much love and many thanks for honoring Bill's memory with a gift to fight ALS!
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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.