BENEFITING: The ALS Association
EVENT DATE: Mar 12, 2013
Just recently, I've seen a lot of people fighting the battle with ALS. I want to help make this disease a disease of the past.
Help me by donating a little, instead of a birthday gift, to help fight this disease!
ALS is usally diagnoised later in life and it doesn't discriminate against gender. One of my dear friends, Amy, lost her father to this disease, and I'd love to help ensure no one else has to see a loved one go through this.
ABOUT ALS (from www.alsa.org)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.