Every Story Adds Up
There are many diseases in the world. But however many there are, there are always people that will help. One of these diseases is ALS, and the people helping is the ALS Association Nevada Chapter. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a frightening illness that works by affecting the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As ALS progresses, the nerves in your muscles get progressively weaker, until even the simplest of tasks become impassible mountains.
You may also know ALS as Lou Gehrig’s disease; this baseball all-star was some people’s first exposure to ALS. Lou was diagnosed with the most prominent type of ALS, which progressed quickly, yet he still made the most of his time. And it’s not just far-off individuals who have been afflicted by this disease. In our state of Nevada, 160 people have been diagnosed with ALS. And that’s when this story gets a little brighter. The ALS Association Nevada Chapter has helped 88 of those currently afflicted, as well as the families of those who have passed. The organization has three multi-disciplinary clinics that are specially tailored to treat with this illness of epidemic proportions. This nonprofit also takes continuous action to silence ALS forever with sizeable donations and contributions to research.
ALS Association Nevada Chapter has helped people with ALS and their families have access to consistent care, treatment and services. ALS Association seeks to discover treatments and a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
And you can help too. More than 180 walks take place in communities across the country from February through November. Walk to Defeat ALS draws people of all ages and athletic abilities to honor a loved one with the disease, to remember those who’ve passed and to show their support for the cause. The ALS Association Nevada Chapter has a walk taking place this month as well as a charity golf tournament, Drive to Defeat ALS Golf Classic, in May at TPC Summerlin. Consider participating for this worthy cause.