Awareness is important to create shared understanding of the dire need to create a future without ALS. Those who are living with, or have cared for someone with, the disease know only too well how ALS can take dreams, abilities, lives.
Awareness is a big part of creating a future without ALS because it inspires people to take action — whether supporting someone who is living with the disease, volunteering their time, organizing a fundraising event, or making a donation.
Families living with an ALS diagnosis right now are in the midst of a challenging journey – one that is overwhelming and can bring feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. This awareness month, we’ll be asking others to act against that hopelessness and helplessness — by honoring the care, love and hope that exists to face an ALS diagnosis. It’s the only way we can create a future without ALS.