Frontier Capital Walks to Help Fight ALS
With the father of Frontier Capital managing partner Andrew Lindner recently diagnosed with ALS (or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease), choosing to participate in Charlotte’s Walk to Defeat ALS was an easy decision for Andrew and five other members of the FrontierFit team!
“While I was familiar with ALS, it wasn’t until my father received his diagnosis that I really learned how debilitating it can be,” Lindner said. “I am eager to do anything I can to help find a cure, and appreciate my colleagues’ willingness to walk with me in support of this goal.”
Sponsored by the The ALS Association Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, the event on April raised more than $350,000 towards fighting the disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects more than 12,000 people in the United States. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
To find out more about ALS – or donate to The ALS Association Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, please visit http://webnc.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=NC_homepage