On Saturday, August 28th, Team Messiah participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS. 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 team from Messiah Lutheran Church set a goal of raising $800 to support this cause. Thanks to the many generous members and friends of the Messiah Lutheran Church congregation, the team was able to raise over $1,500. We aren’t done yet though. There is still a chance to help support this important cause. On Wednesday, September 8th, Messiah Lutheran Church will conduct a Spaghetti Supper Fund Raiser during the first Wednesday Night Cafe of the Year. All proceeds from this event will go to support the ALS cause. You are invited to attend the Spaghetti supper at 5:30 PM on September 8th at Messiah Lutheran Church. If you would like to help with the event, please contact Mary Mast or the Church Office.
If you would like to make a donation directly to the cause, please visit the Team Messiah Page on the Walk To Defeat ALS Website.