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Be the HOPE!
The worst part about ALS is that upon your diagnosis, you have little hope. However, the one thing I’ve learned from my community-service experiences is we CAN achieve change, but it takes all of us. Thank you for joining me in the fight to defeat ALS, and thank you for being the hope. Only together can we find a cure.
What is ALS?
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.
Why We Need Your Help
1. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
2. Every 90 minutes someone in this country is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease.
3. ALS can strike anyone. It occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries, and presently there is no known cause of the disease. Someone you know or love may die from ALS unless a cure is found.
4. Caring for a loved one with ALS costs on average of $200,000 each year.