Team ESi gathered at the Canton Water Front for a ceremony and leisurely walk on the waterfront to support and raise awareness for ALS. We raised over $3,500!
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. People diagnosed with ALS lose their ability to move and function, while their minds stay alert. No cure for this disease exists, and patients usually pass away within two to five years of diagnosis. Also, military veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS.
The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter works tirelessly to provide completely free care services to people living with ALS in our region. These services include home visits with social workers, support groups, home medical care, and transportation. As well as receive assistive technology and augmented communication devices to allow individuals to continue to have a voice with devices that speak on behalf of them through the movement of their eyes.
This event is particularly special to ESi. Our CEO, Ray Gomes and our President, Gary Rosen, and several employees have lost people very close to them because of this disease.
It is never too late to make a donation, so feel free to visit our page: http://web.alsa.org/goto/ESI_Team
Thank you to all who donated and came out!
Post walk brunch at Iron Rooster, Canton.