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. Make a difference and donate or join the walk today – support those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.