Have you ever had your teeth brushed by someone other than yourself? How about being spoon fed while you’re out to dinner? Or having a loved one shower and dress you every morning?
Most of us don’t have to rely on others to help us in these ways. Most of us take these abilities for granted, as we rush from one day to the next.
But for people living with ALS, these are realities. And they would give anything to reverse them.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease) is one of the worst diseases we know of. In people with ALS, motor neurons deteriorate leading to muscle weakness and paralysis. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, and most people live 2-5 years after their first signs of disease. There is currently no treatment or cure
That’s why I've teamed up with the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI)--a non-profit biotech 100% focused on finding a treatment and cure--to build awareness of the disease and raise funds for research.
The goal this year is to raise $50,000 through our collective efforts. And up to $25,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous and very generous donor! Together, we can raise funds to help make ALS a thing of the past!