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.
The Messiah Lutheran congregation has lost several members to this disease and we want to fight back. We have supported the ALS walk for several years. Your generous donations to this cause have helped make a difference. There is still time to donate to this years campaign. This Wednesday night at 5:30 pm, we will be having a spaghetti fundraiser in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome. The meal is free. Donations will be accepted if you desire to contribute. Please come out and help the cause.
You can also designate a portion of your offering to go to this cause or you can contribute directly to the ALS website. For more information, please contact Mary Mast or the Church Office.
Thanks for your help!