As part of the Michigan ALS Association's fund raising efforts, Quicken Loans is supporting the 2009 ALS Walk in Detroit. Here's why we care (from the ALS Society's site):
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
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no
known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers
closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs 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.
Here's where you can help. The ALS Assocation needs your support and a dollar will do. Just go to to the ALS site and give a buck. That's it. If you have 5 bucks to give, that's five times better than one, but one will do.
Help us help those who need our help. Isn't one lousy buck worth it?