It is that time of year again-- It's time for our 2020 Walk to Defeat ALS!
It has been a busy year for all of us on Joe's Team. It is hard to believe it has been over 11 years since Joe passed...he is still missed everyday.
I am still actively working with the Greater Sacramento ALS Association Chapter and volunteering monthly at support group meetings. Our Chapter has a great support group and our monthly meetings are always uplifting. We will find a cure!
Please join all of us on Joe's Team to find a cure for ALS. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Please send what you can, even one dollar makes a difference! Joe only lived to be 41 years old. Your donation will help support our monthly ALS support group meetings, multidisciplinary ALS clinics, our respite care program, our extensive loan closet, the augmentive communication device lending pool, information programs and special mailings on research and patient care and support for patients, family members, and caregivers.
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 with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk 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.