Veterans – And a Scary Connection

With Veterans Day tomorrow, I wanted to share something that is too close for comfort for me. My grandfather passed away from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease…So many of you have helped me fundraise for this cause, and thank you very much!

With all the money raised each year, we are closer and closer to finding a cure…and although we don’t have one, every day we learn valuable information that can help us get there. Something we all need to be aware of is the scary connection between ALS and our military.

As the daughter of a Marine, this is something that terrifies me. Our heroes are twice as likely to develop ALS as those who have not served.

Take a look at this PSA from the ALS Association about the extremely high number of veterans who are diagnosed with ALS each year. What better way to honor our military this Veterans Day, and find a cure for this terrible disease that affects so many of them. Also, join the roll call of veterans here. 

 ALS in the Military 


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