For those of you who don’t know, last year, I decided to participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS. With many of my friends’ and family’s help, I raised over $1500 and I hope to do that again this year. The walk is on May 14th in NYC, so if you’d like to donate, please do so by then!
If you’d like to donate, simply go to my personal page here and click “Donate to Andrew!” on the right side of the page.
For more information about ALS, read below…
Lou Gehrig’s Disease or 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 though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need.
Thanks in advance!