Sunday, March 13, 2011

ALS Association

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor neurons and thus, the ability to coordinate muscular movements. Many people with ALS have weakness in their limbs as well as difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking. According to the ALS Association, the average life expectancy of an ALS patient ranges about 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. There is currently no cure for ALS and further research needs to be done to help improve the quality of life for patients. Volunteer applications and donations can be submitted online at

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