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Ventura/SantaBarbara Walk to Defeat ALS®

Hi Everyone.

I'm starting my fundraising efforts a little late this year, but am hoping that you guys will all find it in your hearts to be as generous as you were last year. Last year, HH raised over $1200 to fight ALS.

For those who don't know, Mrs. red floyd suffers from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved!

If you want to walk with us: Sue's Squad Team Page

If you can't walk, but want to donate: My Page

More after the Jump...

Why We Need Your Help

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 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. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.

Where do my Walk donations go?

  • Local Care Services: for people and families touched by ALS. These services include equipment loan closets, multi-disciplinary clinics, support groups, home visits, and educational materials.
  • Research: programs across the world committed to finding effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Our diverse research studies have advanced new discoveries and treatments, and have shed light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS.
  • Public Policy: efforts that change current legislation to provide greater federal support to those with ALS. Current successes include increased veterans benefits, 24-month Medicare waiver, the creation of the National ALS Registry, and research funding by the Department of Defense.

As always, thanks to Rev and SBN for allowing me to post this, and to eveyone who donated last year (and this year).

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