Running for Team Race for ALS
I am participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the first time (!) as part of Team Race for ALS. The Les Turner ALS Foundation's mission is incredibly important: providing support for the patients and families impacted by this disease.
In the US, every 90 minutes someone is diganosed with ALS and someone dies of ALS (that's 112 people each week). There is no known cure for ALS and, once diagnosed, patientis typically live only three to five years. These are alarming fact about ALS, but we can help change the course of the disease and ensure that progress is made towards finding life-enhancing treatments and a cure.
Despite the steep obstacles that receiving an ALS diagnosis poses, help and hope are within reach. Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is the leader in comprehensive ALS care in Chicagoland. Although they're one of the largest independent ALS groups in the country, they treat each person like family and are commited to supporting them every step of the way. Their individualized approach ensures each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care and their local community of support provides their loved ones with answers and encouragement.
Please consider making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal. Together, we can make an impact and create a world free of ALS.
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