Why we Ride...
Team Remember Ellen Wong will once again be participating in the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association's Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk. Participants in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Napa Ride and Walks, the team was proud to raise $3160 in 2019. After a long pandemic hiatus we're back for 2023 and motivated to make up for lost time and set a team fundraising record!.
We ride to remember Ellen Wong, 63, who died May 3, 2011, from complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and to support others affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease as well as to spread awareness for the urgency to find treatments and 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
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.