Wishing all the dad's out there a Happy Father's Day!
On Sunday, October 20, 2013, I'm joining hundreds of walkers for The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS in memory of my own dad and I need your support to make my efforts really matter!
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a deadly illness with no known cause or cure. It affects the motor neurons in a person's brain and spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the muscles waste away. Gradually, a person is robbed of the ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breathe. Upon diagnosis, doctors give ALS patients only two to five years to live.
My dad, one of the healthiest, most active men I've ever known, died within 2 years of diagnosis and watching him degenerate before my eyes is something that will always be with me. I'm walking in his memory and for all those people who have ALS who can't. My personal fundraising goal is to inspire every one of my friends to donate at least $20 - $100 to this cause, and I hope you’ll help me reach it.
By making a one-time, tax-deductible donation, you can truly make a difference in the fight against ALS. Just visit my online fundraising website listed below to make a donation.
Any amount you feel comfortable giving is deeply appreciated. Every dime makes a difference! With your support, we can make a positive impact today in the lives of those living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Mary Jo Matsumoto
P.S. Please forward this to as many people as possible and encourage them to donate too!
About The ALS AssociationThe ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships. The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.