Welcome to Mimi's Mighty Marchers' team page! My mom, Stephanie, was diagnosed with ALS in 2015 and we have been walking ever since. My mom loved life, teaching, and most of all her family, especially her grandchildren. She passed away in December of 2017. ALS robbed her and us of many more years with the most important person in our lives. The emotional and financial cost of those 2 years she lived with ALS were astronomical and we do not want anyone else to have to suffer like we did. Please join our team and walk with us!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, 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 an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
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.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.