ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Friday, March 30, 2012

There's A Chance You Could Win

Is today the day you buy that lottery ticket because the jackpot is over $500 million?

What are the odds you'll win?

They say 1 in 175,000,000?

We all like to believe that we just might be that one winner. We all like to daydream about how we could handle all that cash.

Here's a little quiz for you to keep your mind off how you will spend all that money.

What are the odds that you'll get ALS in your lifetime?

1 in 100,000,000?
No, much better.

1 in 10,000,000?
No, much better.

1 in 1,000,000?
No, much better.

1 in 100,000?
No, much better.

1 in 10,000?
No, much better.

1 in 1,000?
Bingo.

So if you believe that your numbers might come up in a 1-in-175,000,000 chance to win a lottery, you should really be squirming the next time you choke on a drink or slur a word or muff a golf shot or trip while walking. Squirm.

Oh, and if you happen to win that Mega Millions lottery, please do something radical to change the course of the fight against ALS. You never know when that 1-in-1,000 ALS "jackpot" will be yours.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for your sharing...

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  2. This is why ALS-Treat Us Now came into existence:

    For MS there are now 7 medications,and only 1 for ALS, which only prolongs life by a couple of months. There are 3 very good medications which would slow down the progression of ALS, but none of them are on the market yet, and the drug companies will not let compassion use be approved by the FDA.

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