Kick ALS Out of Our House!
“This disease has come into our house and I appeal to Buckeye Nation: When something comes into your house, you make a difference.” – Urban Meyer
Head Football Coach Urban Meyer, former coach Jim Tressel and former players Archie Griffin and Chris Spielman have challenged Buckeye Nation with a $50,000 match for ALS research at Ohio State. Since his own diagnosis, former captain and NFL player William White has inspired them to support vital ALS research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Give now to join Buckeye Nation in raising $50,000 to unlock this match! Together, Buckeye Nation will team up to find a cure for this devastating disease.
ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a nervous system disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. These neurons transmit messages from the brain and spinal cord to voluntary muscles — the ones you can control, like those in your arms and legs. At first, this causes mild muscle problems. Eventually, patients lose strength and cannot move. When muscles in the chest fail, they cannot breathe. A breathing machine can help, but most people with ALS eventually die from respiratory failure.
No one knows what causes ALS. At this time, there is no cure.