May is ALS Awareness Month

May is ALS awareness month. Last year, millions of people, including National Life’s senior leadership team, took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help find a cure.  $115 million dollars was raised that supportedALS Awareness six programs and initiatives to expedite the search for treatments and a cure.  Currently there is no cure and treatment is limited.

ALS is a progressive motor neuron disease.  It causes muscle weakness and gradually impacts the functioning of the body, leading to death.  The average lifespan after diagnosis is 3 to 5 years.  According to the ALS Association, every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with and someone passes away from ALS.  There are approximately 30,000 Americans living with ALS right now.

Robert Curry, a National Life policy holder, former National Life agent and Navy Veteran, was diagnosed with ALS.  View his powerful story to gain a deeper understanding of ALS and the challenges of living with this disease.


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