Howard's Hero's was named for Howard Warso who presented with symptoms of slurred speech and muscle atrophy in February, 2013. On March 6, 2015 Howard passed away peacefully. We walk for those that can't and hope you will help us make a difference. You can walk with us or be on our team as a "virtual walker" and of course your donations are appreciated.
This is our 3rd year participating in The Walk to Defeat ALS and with each year we hope to expand our team as we continue to walk in Howard's memory.
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, 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 an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.