Team ALSMA is a dedicated group of marathon runners who are raising awareness and vital funds to benefit the cutting-edge research, patient care programs and advocacy of the ALS Assn. MA Chapter. Each team member has a relationship to a patient who has battled or is battling this disease. They run because they can! Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progrssive, fatal, neuromuscular disease the slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes, some is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone will lose their battle with this disease. Please support a member of Team ALSMA!