Dream Team Raises $18,686 for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Category: Photo Album
Perfect weather, a huge turnout, and record breaking fundraising made the Dream Team's 2008 Walk to Defeat ALS the most successful of the past five years. With a $7,000 donation from Cypress Semiconductor the Dream Team's total for this year was an incredible $18,686.
Thank you to everyone who donated, from $5 to $1,000, we really appreciate your support! Thank you also to everyone got creative with this year's fundraising efforts. You made fundraising fun this year with sidewalk BBQs, fresh baked apple pie, fresh baked cookies and brownies, and personal challenges to your work teams. Without your creativity and generosity the Dream Team would not have been able to raise so much money to support those patients and families in the Pacific Northwest affected by ALS.
Looking at the pictures below reminds me of the bond of friendship and support for a common goal that brought the team together this beautiful Seattle morning. It also reminds me of how much fun we had chatting and laughing. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures below.
Here are some links to pictures from past Dream Team walks.
What is ALS?
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Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of it's ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.
1. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
2. Every 90 minutes someone in U.S.A is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease.
3. ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease. Someone you know or love may die from ALS unless a cure is found.
4. Caring for a loved one with ALS costs on average of $200,000 each year.