Join us every Sunday night from 11pm to midnight as we start the new week with a rundown of what's going on in YOUR community.
Foundation for Second Chances (FFSC) is a community based organization that utilizes hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth. Second Chances’ goal is to make sure that our children are given all that they need to thrive. This includes a quality education, nutritious food and exercise, a safe and nurturing environment and the chance to give back to their community. We strive to create an environment of love, compassion, safety and respect. In order to better serve our youth, we have developed a strong network of partners who provide our children and families with all that they need to become engaged and proactive in their communities. Foundation for Second Chances is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors that keeps us accountable to our mission and leads us forward into even greater service of our community.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually lead to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Thanks to my guests:
**Melissa Wyatt...founder of FFSC who talked about how/why she started this organization to help inner city kids have a better shot a life despite some of their home life/economic situations...but also about the fun Casino Night fundraiser event...
**Fred Fisher...President and CEO of the ALS Association...who talked about who's at risk of getting ALS, what it means to have it and how his organization can help...we also promoted the ALS Walk...