April 16, 2016 began as a GLORIOUS DAY and we were so happy to join with Mel (Sister Bernadette Therese) and as many Sisters as were able to be united with WPB Chapter in their walk for a CURE for ALS.
For the most part we walked one mile while praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy asking our dear Lord to bless all those walking down South! We hope you could feel our love and prayerful support!
Wheelchairs and walkers were moving as best they could with SIGNS and ROSARIES keeping rhythm with each step! Our love and thoughts are always with you HONEY and MARK. We hope you had a good turn out. Love from the Tyringham Branch!!!
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For reasons unknown, military veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure and only one FDA approved drug, which modestly extends survival. However, with your help, The ALS Association works tirelessly to fulfill its mission to create a world without ALS.