January, 2018

Knows It's Fun to do Good!

It's Fun To Do Good and the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter knows it!

FatCats had a chance to sit down and chat with the Development Manager, Sarah Brown, about the ALS Association and learn what they were all about and how they help out the community.

They have been expanding their chapters over 20 years and now successfully have 39 chapters all over the country. The Rocky Mountain Chapter is focused in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado! Currently the Rocky Mountain Chapter is helping 500 different families in coping with ALS and educating families how to help their loved ones deal with the unfortunate disease.

The association we visited has 10 staff members who dedicate themselves by getting the community involved in marathon walks to help raise awareness and collect donations to further research for treatments to extend the lifespan for those who are diagnosed with ALS. They also make house visits to offer assistance when needed. They have a small room where they invite families to come in and learn how to use some of the equipment that families will need to use. This helps families learn how to use it before getting the equipment loaned to them or purchasing it.

What the goal is for this association is to keep learning about ALS; what causes it, how can it be prevented, extending the lifespan of one and to find a cure.

Give a shout out to ALS Association or donate to their cause HERE.