Monday, November 21, 2016

Dagmar’s ALS Challenge: No buckets of ice & no videos - - Just your VOTE!



Exciting news!

My ALS and Wellness Blog has been nominated for Healthline’s 2016 Best Blog Contest  - - and I need your vote to win!

The contest runs November 21st through December 12th, 2016, and since you can vote once every 24-hours - - your repeat votes count.  It’s super-easy to vote (my instructions are below).

Together we can raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) - - please share this post and encourage others to vote as well. Together we can WIN - - 1st place is a $1,000 prize which I will donate to the ALS Association.

Thank you for voting!

** Are you a new reader to my blog? Use the handy list of titles on the right to read any of my past posts. Or, here is one I suggest, filled with lots of ALS humor!


Instructions:
2.      Once the page fully loads, scroll toward the bottom SEARCH BOX and type in ALS
3.      "ALS and Wellness Blog" should appear. Enter your email and click “VOTE”
4.      The page will turn grey and at the top will be a box asking you to confirm you are not a robot.
5.      You will be returned to the voting page:

  • First time voters: click “send a confirmation email.” IMPORTANT: Your vote will added to our total once you click confirm this message on YOUR email site.
  • Repeat voters: the purple "Vote" box will have a check-mark. Success!

Then do it once again EVERY 24-hours!

Again, 
Thank you!


Why Do We Need to Raise Awareness of ALS?

ALS was first discovered in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but most folks hadn’t even heard of the disease until the 2014 “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

ALS strikes the healthy and fit as well as those that aren’t.

ALS is seen equally among men and women, with the average age of onset at 40-60 years old.

ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. 

ALS used to be considered a rare disease. Now the lifetime risk of acquiring ALS is 1 in 400, a number that is similar to the incidence of multiple sclerosis.

Every day an average of 15 people are newly diagnosed with ALS — more than 5,600 people per year. The number worldwide is estimated at around 450,000. 
Dagmar Munn
ALS and Wellness Blogger 






I believe ALS is fully curable...it's just under-funded!





2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your thoughts. You are an inspiration to everyone.

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