ALS
is a Motor Neuron Disease that quickly and progressively interrupts the brain’s ability to communicate with the body’s voluntary muscle functions, while leaving a fully thinking and emotional brain trapped in a body it cannot control.

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS 

Every 90 minutes someone dies of ALS 

There are about 30,000 people living with ALS

There is NO known cure

Doctors still don’t know exactly what causes it

ALS is 100% fatal

The average life expectancy after diagnosis is 2-5 years

ALS is NOT contagious

5-10% of diagnosis are hereditary

Military service personnel are twice as likely to be diagnosed than civilians

The cost of living with any dignity

can be $90k-$150k a year

ALS IS NOT INCURABLE

IT IS SIMPLY UNDERFUNDED

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