2010 Forms

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Let's BEAT last year's totals

Year Participants Funds Raised
2010    
2009
207
$15,500

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Flickr Photo Album from the
1st annual, 2009 WW4aCure

(for a slide show click the
"Watson Walk 4 a Cure 2009" photo on the right)

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WW4aCure
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Frequently Asked Questions

WW4aCure FAQ's

ALS FAQ's

------------------------- Check out the 2009

Wall of Support

Thank you to all
WW4aCure supporters

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Videos

WW4aCure on KNVN News

ALS Awareness event at 2009 Giants baseball game (video)
(Johnny was asked by MDA to participate in the ALS awareness event at the AT&T Park)

ALS - head & shoulders (video)

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Our younger son, Tommy, developed Type 1, Diabetes in 2005 when he was 11 years old. In 2008, our older son Johnny was diagnosed with ‘ALS’, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Johnny was just 18 when diagnosed.

Although very serious, and potentially life threatening, Diabetes is somewhat manageable. Conversely, ALS is considered terminal. There is NO effective treatment and there is NO cure.

In case you are unfamiliar with ALS, the nerves which control voluntary muscles begin to die. Very soon, the muscles atrophy and lose function. Usually limbs are affected first followed by the muscles which control breathing and swallowing. Johnny continues to lose strength in his hands and his legs.

Ninety percent (90%) of all ALS patients survive only 3 – 5 years after diagnosis. It is EXTREMELY rare for anyone Johnny's age to develop this disease. We don't know how the ALS will progress with Johnny. Everyone is different.

It’s critical to raise community awareness and funds for research into these two heart breaking diseases. Therefore, our family is planning the second annual

Watson Walk 4 a Cure

on October 10, 2010 at 10:00 am.

For more information on how to participate in the walk please see our instruction sheet. If you would like help spread the word feel free to download the WW4ACure flier and email, post at your work or any other place that allows public fliers. To participate in this significant event you will need the Registration form and Pledge sheet.

ALS is slowly but surely taking our son, literally one body part at a time. We don’t wish for anyone to feel obligated but hope you will consider helping us raise ALS and Diabetes awareness and generate funds for additional research into a cure.

Thanks for your time,

Fritz and Valya Watson (Parents)

1031 Clotilde Way
Chico, CA 95926

Watson_Walk@sbcglobal.net

John and Carol Watson (Grandparents)

 

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