Are you familiar with ALS? It’s another mind-brain disease and cause that the Mind Brain Philanthropic Foundation considers important to address through fund-raising.
What is ALS?
According to ALS.org, ALS is,
“ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
”Amyotrophic” comes from the Greek language. “A” means no. “Myo” refers to muscle. “Trophic” means nourishment. So, amyotrophic means “no muscle nourishment,” and when a muscle has no nourishment, it “atrophies” or wastes away. “Lateral” identifies the areas in a person’s spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates, it leads to scarring or hardening (“sclerosis”) in the region.“
In other words, 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 a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS can strike anyone, and presently there is no known cause or cure.
Mind Brain Philanthropic Walks to Defeat ALS
Good friends of Mind Brain Philanthropic founder Regina Schroeder and Ian Green have been affected by ALS, making eradicating the disease as personal as finding a cure for MS.
As a result, Ian participated in the ALS Association Chapter of Greater New York’s Walk to Defeat ALS on October 15, 2023.
He joined David’s Warriors established in memory of the 10th anniversary of the passing of Ian and Regina’s friend’s father from ALS to help raise awareness, support those affected by ALS, and assist in finding a cure.
For perspective on doing the Walk to defeat ALS, here is the interview Ian conducted with his friends.
That’s Why You, Too, Should Support the Walk to Defeat ALS!
Consider supporting the Walk to Defeat ALS. It reminds you of what matters and how together we can make a difference.
Thanks for reading.