I got this message today from a friend here at school. Please read this note.
My name is Avi Kremer. Three years ago I was a normal, healthy 29-year old. Then I was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now I am confined to a wheelchair, and I can barely use my hands. ALS is rapidly destroying all of my physical functions. The disease is fatal and there is no cure. Unless we find one, I will die within three years.
Last year I joined forces with friends and top researchers in the field to found Prize4Life, an innovative non-profit organization that is already removing the obstacles that stand in the way of a cure. But we need your help. We are asking you to give $1 at www.dollar4life.org and to spread the word about our unique campaign. It is your support more than your money that is important – we aim to demonstrate how a large number of small donations can result in meaningful impact. The power of one, times a million, can help us find a cure.
If you choose to give $1 and to tell your friends about the Dollar4Life campaign, if you put the information on your blog and on your website, if people see it and they give and tell people too, then that $1 will quickly become $100 and then $1,000 and eventually $1 million. That $1 million could save my life and the lives of the 500,000 people around the world who have ALS.
Please go to www.dollar4life.org to make your donation. Each donation will light up a pixel in the portrait gallery of ALS patients on the website. We hope that with your help we will light up one million pixels and brighten the life prospects of ALS patients everywhere.
To learn more about the Dollar4Life campaign and Prize4Life*, the organization that will receive the full amount of every donation, please visit www.dollar4life.org. If you would like to contribute with a check, please make it payable to Prize4Life, Inc. and address it to P.O. Box 381708, Cambridge, MA 02238-1708.