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Amy Rose's Fundraising Page/ Team Ethel
In memory of my grandmother Ethel Volk

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Amy Rose's Fundraising Page/ Team Ethel

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

Saturday May 12th, in honor of my grandmother, my mother and I will be walking in the ALS Walk & Run in Marcy, NY to raise money for the ALS of Utica. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the quality of life of patients battling ALS in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. 

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  It is a fatal disease that attacks the nerve cells (motor neurons) in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement and muscle power, eventually leaving the patient completely paralyzed. As the muscles waste away, a person with ALS loses their ability to walk, speak, swallow, and eventually breathe. Yet in most patients their mind remains unaffected. An ALS diagnosis proves fatal in an average of three to five years.

ALS is not a rare disease. A little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year, every 90 minutes someone dies of ALS. ALS can strike anyone, at any age, without regard to race or ethnic background. Approximately 80% of cases begin between 40-70 years of age

My grandmother, Ethel Volk, was afflicted with this fatal disease. My mother and I will be walking in honor of her to help raise awareness for this disease and money for this wonderful organization. 

Many thanks for your support.


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Trisha & Dan
Nicole Millard
Jeanette Vereecke Love you Amy!
Alicia Dovale
Tyler, Ella and Lucy We love you, Aunt Amy! Great job with this!
Aunt Red
Judith Day Your grandmother was an awesome lady.
Michael & David
Terry Nash Give 'um hell, killer. :)
Bonnie Lee Great cause, God Bless!
Tiz I hope you have a good day for walking. Godspeed!
Anonymous God Bless all who walk the walk.
Kelly Brown What a great cause! I will be with you in spirit.
Terry Wish I was walking
Lilly Williams Good luck Amy and Jackie!
Michael Thank you
Jim Rook Best wishes Amy
Rob Gioia Good luck, Amy!

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