Ride to Defeat ALS Coeur d’Alene
On Saturday, June 17th, 2023, people living with ALS, family members, friends, caregivers, and others impacted by ALS will join the fight to find a cure at The Coeur d’Alene Ride to Defeat ALS®. Location sponsor, Tedder Industries, has been a passionate community supporter and jumped at the chance to help their neighbors living with ALS. ALS, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease that gradually robs people of their ability to walk, talk, swallow and eventually breathe. ALS has no known cause or cure, but the Inland Northwest community is rallying together to do whatever it takes to change that.
The ALS community from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene will gather to honor loved ones with the disease, to remember those who have passed, and to raise awareness and critical fundraising support for the fight against ALS. One hundred percent of the funds raised goes to serving people living with ALS in the Inland Northwest community.
With only two to five years to live, people living with ALS have an urgent need, and the community is stepping in to fill it. The Ride to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s signature event and all funds directly support programs and patient care, and cutting-edge research. ALS Association services in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region include monthly support group meetings, free equipment loan program, free communications support, quality of life grants, local advocacy, and a local multidisciplinary clinic -Providence St. Luke’s ALS Center in Spokane, WA
About ALS and The ALS Association
Every 90 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 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 unknown reasons, veterans are more likely to develop ALS than the general population. There is currently no known cause or cure.
The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. By integrating local care services, innovative global research, and nationwide advocacy on behalf of those living with ALS, the Association builds hope and enhances the quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
Let’s come together as a community to support each other and find a cure for ALS!
Click below to register or contact Britni Minkler Development Manager at 509-724-0963 or firstname.lastname@example.org