EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor neurons carrying messages to the muscles. Eventually the person with ALS loses their ability to move, talk, swallow, and eventually breathe. Currently, there are no effective treatments for the disease and death typically occurs within two to five years of initial diagnosis.
My friend Ian's mother, who was also the music teacher at my elementary school, lost her life to ALS a few years ago. I am running the 8 km race to raise money and awareness for this terrible disease in her honor.