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Fall Fashion Preview for a Cause

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BENEFITING: Project ALS

EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2010

carlyn Frankfort

THE STORY:

My mother was diagnosed with ALS approximately two years ago. For anybody this disease is rough, but for someone who was so independent and used to wake up at 5am daily to go to the gym, this disease is beyond imaginable. For those of you who know our mom, she is a fighter and embracer and although this disease may have hindered her, she still takes on each day to the best of her ability. Her spirits are high and the joy of continuing to see her children grow is something she cherishes.
ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is is a serious neurological disease that causes muscle weakness, disability and eventually death. ALS is often called Lou Gehrig's disease, after the famous baseball player who died of it in 1941. Worldwide, ALS occurs in one to three people per 100,000. An inherited form of the disease occurs in 5 to 10 percent of the cases. But in the vast majority of cases, doctors don't yet know why ALS occurs in some people and not in others. Unfortunately, our mom is one of the three people per 100,000 that this disease has affected.

Everyday our mom and family fight this disease. Our mom is strong and has always been a fighter, so every minute of her life now she spends fighting this disease. She is our hero and it is beyond hard to see her like this, but we do everything we can to make sure she is comfortable. Right now there is no cure for ALS, but we hope and pray that one day there will be. She has tried both Eastern and Western medicine looking for something to stop the progression of this awful disease. And she continues to put up a fight, looking and hoping for something to work.

This Thursday, August 5th, from 11 A.M. - 4 P.M. at Intermix Boca Raton, my mother, my sister, and myself are hosting Fall Fashion Preview where 10% of the proceeds spent on this day will benefit Project A.L.S.. Join us and help us continue the fight to conquer ALS in style!

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