More than just a dinner, the Richmond Blend is to remember those who have lost their fight to ALS, celebrate the progress made in the fight with ALS and bring hope to those currently battling this disease. The evening will include a silent auction and all the proceeds of the event will go The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter. The Blend program helps the Chapter to raise the much-needed funds to provide free services to people with ALS and their families as well as support the necessary research to find treatments and a cure. Tickets the event can be purchased here: web.alsa.org/blendhamptonroads
ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a fatal disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. People with ALS lose the ability to walk, to talk, to eat and finally to breathe. The life expectancy of someone with ALS is only two-five years from diagnosis. ALS is also a SERVICE-RELATED DISEASE. For unknown reasons, VETERANS are twice as likely to develop ALS. There is currently no cure.
25 Years of Service
The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter is celebrating 25 years of service to the ALS community. The Chapter was founded in 1991 to serve the unmet needs of people with ALS. Starting from a small group of volunteers, the Chapter has transformed into a thriving $2.9 million organization providing FREE services to over 700 people living with ALS and their families throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. With your help, The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter can continue to provide these much-needed services as we support research and endlessly search for a cure.