2 Women, 8 Days, 1 World Record for ALS

On Sunday Sept. 13, 2009 at 2PM the Oakland Aviation Museum will host a presentation by two pilots who flew around the world in eight days as part of their quest to raise $1 million for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research.
One of the pilots, Ms. CarolAnn Garratt, will give a one-hour presentation followed by a book signing.

Come on out and hear how these outstanding pilots are doing their part to help find a cure for ALS.

What is ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease?
“Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Motor Neurone Disease, MND in Europe, is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease that attacks the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. With over 350,000 people worldwide afflicted with ALS, the cause of the disease is still unknown. Ninety percent of patients diagnosed with ALS die within 5 years since there is currently no cure. The diseases itself has no prejudice – attacking anyone despite age, ethnicity or gender.”