ALS research matters … to anyone who is living with this disease, including people right here in our community.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a brain disease that targets brain cells called motor neurons. Motor neurons send messages from the brain to muscles throughout the body. In ALS, as motor neurons die, a person progressively loses the ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe.
It is a horrible situation for both the patient and their family.
ALS affects adults of all ages, from teens to seniors, and is usually fatal within 2-5 years of diagnosis. The ALS Association and others are working together to develop the first effective treatments.
There are many people right here in the Cincinnati Metropolitan area who are fighting for their lives against ALS.
Why ALS research matters
When a person receives an ALS diagnosis, it is difficult for them their family and friends. You may not think it can happen to you, but today approximately 30,000 people are living with ALS in the United States at any time. There are hundreds of thousands worldwide.
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease. Interestingly enough, ALS is closely related to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases in the way that they affect the human body.
The prevalence of neurodegenerative disease is increasing. It is estimated that by 2025, 1 in 25 Americans will be diagnosed with some type of neurodegenerative disease.
Our goal is to contribute to ALS research. With your help, we can do that.
We are anticipating a world without ALS and need your help
Scientists who are funded by the ALS Association are actively searching for a cure in more than 11 countries worldwide. This is a major undertaking and requires funds.
Innovative ideas, new therapies, and advancing treatments for people living with ALS are the short-term goals. Helping people live longer and have fuller lives even after an ALS diagnosis.
The ALS Association’s collaborative and global approach to funding research is how we believe that can happen.
Biomarkers. Nanotechnology. Disease mechanisms. Precision medicine. Drug development and more. The ALS Association supports a wide breadth of specific fields of study that are critical to advancing ALS research.
Why we do what we do
As in our work as a home remodeling company … people are at the center of what we do.
ALS is no different for us.
The people living with ALS are at the center of everything we do in our volunteering, support and our teams that have done the Walk to Defeat ALS over the years.
We want people to have everything they need … the best care, information and support possible until there’s a cure.
Please consider sponsoring Team DeVol for the Walk to Defeat ALS today.
The walk happens in just a few short days on September 25th.