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Personal fundraising goal: $1,000.00
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Why I Ride...
I will be participating in the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association's Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk. I walk to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness for the urgency to find treatments and a cure. Over the past year, this disease has become very personal to our family because our Uncle Dave has been diagnosed with ALS. This is a debilitating disease and we need to find a cure or at least more ways to support patients and their families.
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
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.
- The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
- Every 90 minutes someone in this country is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease.
- ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease. Someone you know or love may die from ALS unless a cure is found.
- Caring for a loved one with ALS costs on average of $200,000 each year.
I've raised $750 for the Napa Valley Ride
I've raised $750!
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alisa and Sean
Ms. Katie Chrisman