This disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord is truly horrific. Augie's Quest is raising money for research not only to cure ALS, but in the hopes of finding better treatments for all neurodegenerative diseases.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, robbing victims of the use of their body. There are, on average, 15 people diagnosed with ALS every day. Most people with ALS live 2-5 years after their first signs of disease. 

Founded by Augie Nieto, who was a leader in the fitness industry before his diagnosis, Augie and his family work tirelessly to fund cutting-edge ALS research.

I am so grateful to have been asked to support this cause through the last 15 years. I can't imagine how horrific it would be to have all your wits about you yet be stuck in a body that is turning to stone, unable to move, talk, or, finally, breathe.

Sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS research needs more funding to help those suffering. That is the bottom line.

I would like to thank The Atlantic Club (TAC) for leading by example in doing so very much throughout the years to raise money for ALS research through Augie's Quest. The members and staff at TAC have raised hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars and won't stop anytime soon.

I am taking part in one of TAC's many events to help raise funds to find a cure for ALS, a 5K (my first!) that's taking place at the end of April. If you would like to make a donation in support of this amazing cause, please CLICK HERE.

And if you know of someone suffering with ALS, please send me their names so that I can add them to my prayers.