The sixth annual Hope Walks for ALS will take place Sunday, October 13 beginning at 1pm at Radnor High School in Radnor, PA.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous New York Yankee baseball player who contracted the disease in the 1930’s, is a disease that stricken the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Approximately 5600 people are diagnosed with ALS each year, with life expectancy about 2-5 years, according to the ALS Association.
This year’s Hope Walks for ALS event promises to be as great an event as ever. In addition to a great walk at the track at Radnor High School, activities include raffle drawings, a picnic lunch, kid’s games, and entertainment for all. Previous year’s events have drawn big crowds and beautiful weather. Bring the family, bring the kid’s, it’s a great event that supports a great cause.
Even if you are not able to attend the event, visit the ALS Hope Foundation website at http://www.alshopefoundation.org/news-and-events/upcoming-events.php and search for the Hope Walks for ALS link. Donations can be made right online.