The Shutdown is a day of action to raise awareness and money for Project A.L.S. research.
More than 30,000 of our husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, grandparents and friends are losing everything to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It takes away the simple things—holding a pencil… thumbing a text message… screaming at the TV. It also steals the big things—walking… breathing… talking.
Well, we say: Enough! It's time to shut this thing down. So on May 18, 2014, from 1-4pm, Project A.L.S. is asking you to join The Shutdown. By taking a vow of silence that day, we’ll show our support for our loved ones with ALS.
You can give your silence to save lives, donate, or inspire others to join this movement to find a cure for ALS. However you participate, you'll be making a difference in the fight against this devastating disease. ALS may silence those affected, but together we can raise our voices—and some dollars—to stop ALS in its tracks.