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Team LMS Fights ALS!
I'm riding again with Team LMSa and Friends in Napa Valley on September 23, 2023! We're raising money to fund ALS research and the quest for a cure. As you probably know, ALS is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. ALS is a devastating disease and the ALS community needs your support.
LMS Founding partner Marsha Maytum was diagnosed with ALS in 2020, and we are riding for her, and for all who are living with and battling this disease. Richard has worked with Marsha for over 40 years - longer than he's known me - and I have loved Marsha for a long time. Many of us know people who have had ALS, and know what a difficult and heartbreaking disease this is.
Marsha has been extremely active in local ALS research and advocacy. “There is SO much that we don't understand about ALS, and it is clear that there are interrelationships between a great many illnesses and the environment,'' said Marsha. “I was surprised to learn that less than 10% of ALS cases are genetic, and the causes of the remaining 90+% of cases are unknown. It’s also alarming that veterans and military personnel are twice as likely to have ALS than the general population.”
Although the science is moving faster than ever before, it's not fast enough. Your gift will help find better treatments and cures for ALS. No donation is too small in this effort. Thank you so much