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  1. Home & Family how to request a donation or sponsorship?Hi There,On October 26th, I'm joining hundreds of walkers for The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS®, and I need your support to make my efforts really matter!ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a deadly illness with no known cause or cure.  It affects the motor neurons in a person's brain and spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the muscles waste away. Gradually, a person is robbed of the ability to walk, speak, eat, and eventually breathe. Upon diagnosis, doctors give ALS patients only two to five years to live.And that's why I’m walking – for those who can’t. My personal fundraising goal is $10,000, and I hope you’ll help me reach it.By making a one-time, tax-deductible donation, you can truly make a difference in the fight against ALS. Any amount you feel comfortable giving is deeply appreciated. Every dime makes a difference! With your support, we can make a positive impact today in the lives of those living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.Sincerely,Maria Team Captain of Team Viper- About The ALS AssociationThe ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships. The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.