Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
We will be walking in Yankee Park at 7500 Yankee Street in Centerville (near Southview Hospital) from 2-4 PM on Sunday, September 20. Everyone needs a mask and will be asked to follow rules for social distancing. Here are the guidelines:
PROGRAM COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
• Limited group size of 10 including the leader/instructor. Groups will be split into two or more as needed to meet the required gathering maximum of 10.
• Stay at least six feet apart from other participants. Do not make physical contact with others (such as shaking hands or high fives).
• Wear a face covering when a distance of 6ft cannot be maintained.
• • Wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer before and after the program/vent.
• Always remain apart from other participants, including any necessary gathering before and after, as well as stretching.
DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU
• Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus. According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
• Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
• Are a vulnerable individual. A vulnerable individual is an elderly individual and/or an individual with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!