We are walking to defeat ALS in loving memory of Brook W. Poling. Brook had symptoms of ALS in 2007 and was diagnosed three years later. He fought a courageous battle until June 2010. Brook's Bunch walks to defeat ALS not only in his memory but because we want other ALS patients to have the same resources, equipment, and care that Brook was able to receive. More importantly, we walk in hopes of finding a cause and a cure.
Please consider walking with us or sponsoring a member of our team. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease.
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.