We Need Your Support: Walk to d'Feet ALS

Thursday, September 8, 2005

The Annual Walk to d'Feet ALS is coming up this October 1st, 2005 and we need your help. No, this is NOT just about money. It is about showing your support and there are two ways you can do that. I'll tell you how you can help a little later, first I would like to tell you about this great team and cause.

ALS is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. When the nerves die, as with ALS, the ability of the brain to start and control muscle movement dies with them. With all voluntary muscle action affected, patients in the later stages can be totally paralyzed. In most cases, mental faculties are not affected. To me this is the most frightening realization of ALS, that intelligent, caring, compassionate, and good natured men and women will become prisoners of their bodies unable to communicate with the outside world as their beautiful minds remain fully functional. It is frightening to know that 30,000 Americans now have ALS and 14 new cases are diagnosed each day and that there is no know cause, no prevention, no cure, and that ALS can strike anyone. Most people with ALS have not family history of the disease. 

As you might imagine the financial burden to families is devastating. In truth, the whole family is affected by this disease, as they seek to cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with ALS. 

This will be my forth year walking with the Montag Dream Team and I'm asking for your support. The Montag Dream Team and I would really appreciate your tax deductible contribution in any amount from $10 to $100. But, if that is not an option for you please send the team a note expressing your support for us.

Thanks in advance for your support!

If you would like to make a donation please sponsor me as a member of the Montag Dream Team (just Dream Team at the ALS site).

If you want to pass along words of support and encouragement please use this form

If you have questions about the Montag Dream Team please send them to webmaster@piap.com

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