Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also k own as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a cause that Julianna Margulies supports due to her watching the decline of a very close friend. Margulies witnessed her friend losing muscle strength to where she could no longer care for herself. According to the ALS Association, amyotrophic means “no muscle nourishment”. Thus, an individual’s muscles would soon deteriorate, lack strength. ALS is a “neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells (the motor neurons) in the brain and the spinal cord.” (ALS Association, 2010)
Margulies supports project ALS because she finds the cause very near and wants more research to be conducted. Her understanding of this disease has also helped her understand the need to learn more about other neurodegenerative diseases Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.
There was one sentence from the article, The Good Life by Rebecca Walsh, from the section Cause Celeb, “…you have to choose the life you want to have, take responsibility, and realize you create your own life by making choices.” (Walsh, 2013) This statement from Margulies is very poignant and needs to be a frequent reminder to each of us.
Margulies’s cause just like many other celebrities causes is something that is taken due to a personal experience; however, Project ALS is something that she has carved out time to make it a priority and to make a difference.
To learn more about ALS, visit: http://alsa.org
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ALS Association. (2010). About ALS. Retrieved from ALS Association: http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html
Walsh, R. (2013, October ). The Good Life. Retrieved from WebMD (Magazine).