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“We Walk For ALS Awareness” – Sunny’s Story

by | Jul 1, 2019

We know that participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS is no small feat and we’re in constant awe of how teams come together to help create a world without ALS. From walking to honor a loved one, to hope for a cure, each walker has their “why” that keeps them motivated and dedicated to the cause.

We asked Sunny Erasmus, a person with ALS and past Walk participant, what she walks for and here’s what she had to say:

I walk to raise awareness for this disease. Raising awareness in order to influence those able to find a cure. A cure means hope for a future, children with my husband,  and a life without this disease. I walk to join forces with my ALS community and show the world we’re here to fight.

Our team captain, Cindy, puts in large amounts of time and effort in order to engage everyone possible in our fight. After [the Walk] I feel loved, supported, and accomplished in our efforts.

– Sunny Brous Erasmus, diagnosed with ALS in 2015

What’s your why? What motivates you to keep walking? Email to share your story and inspire others, and register for your closest Walk today.

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How ALS Patients Can Help

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