Each year, the ALS Association designates May as their national “Awareness” month. Awareness and education are key in the fight for a cure for this disease; which is why the ALS Association encourages everyone to lend their voice to support the cause.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. With ALS, motor neurons begin to degenerate, causing the brain to be unable to initiate and control muscle movement.
With the current impact of COVID-19, many annual Walks to Defeat ALS have had to be postponed or even cancelled for this year.
Walks provide a social outlet for people with ALS and also provide needed funding sources.
Currently, the ALS Association is accepting donations on their website; www.alsa.org.
You can also stay connected by reading the ALS blog or visiting their social media sites:
Facebook: The ALS Association
In addition, the ALS Association website (www.alsa.org) offers additional resources such as:
ALS Research Toolkit
Stay involved, stay connected and help the ALS Association in their events to support people with the disease and find a cure.
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