Thumbs Up for Harriet
Dear Family and Friends,
On September 15th we will be participating in the Les Turner ALS Walk. Please consider supporting us by joining us on the walk or helping us raise much needed funds for patient care and research.
The ALS Walk for Life is one of the world's largest gatherings of ALS patients, families and friends.
This is the 17th consecutive year our family has participated in this event. Initially, we walked with Ken's mom, Harriet, supporting her and so many others fighting their battle with ALS. During the past 16 years, we walk in her memory and to support individuals and families who are currently struggling with ALS. Your support can truly make a difference in the quality of life of a patient with ALS.
The money raised through the Walk helps people currently living with ALS (PALS) and their families through the Foundation's Home and Community Service and grant programs. It also supports the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine where PALS are seen by a mult-disciplinary clinical staff at the Lois Insolia Clinic, ensuring no part of their disease goes unseen and untreated. The Center also supports 4 research laboratories, each one providing hope of a future without ALS.
You can make your donation here or if you are using the general Les Turner ALS Walk page, search TEAM Thumbs up for Harriet to make your donation.
ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. Every 90 seconds someone is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 seconds someone else dies of ALS. The current life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
We walk with HOPE, that one day there will be a world without ALS.
Together, we can make an impact in the fight against ALS. To learn more about ALS or the Les Turner ALS Foundation, please visit lesturnerals.org.
With Great Appreciation,
Melissa and Ken Hoffman