Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also here), or ALS for short, is a terrible, neurological disease, affecting people in their prime, usually in early to mid 50s. It debilitates a person rapidly, causing difficulty in speaking, walking and breathing, with a progressive muscle atrophy. The disease affects approximately 5 out of every 100,000 people.
There are some very well known people who suffered from ALS. Among them were: Lou Gehrig, a famous baseball player, and Stephen Hawking, the famous physicist, and author of "The Brief History of Time".
Like most of us, I did not know much about ALS until the day I found out that someone I know is affected by it.
So, now, in honor of a co-worker and a friend, Charlie, I'm taking part in the ALS Association's "Ride to Defeat ALS" here in Florida, which is a 25 mile bike ride on November 3rd.
To make a difference, help in funding research of this terrible disease and help those who suffer, I'm looking for donations to our team of bike riders.
My donation page can be found here: http://webfl.alsa.org/goto/ptrzeciak
Thank you for any donations!!! Every little bit helps!!!