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Seattle Walk to Defeat ALS — Sept. 22

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter is hosting its Seattle Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising events to help support local residents living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease September 22 at Seward Park.

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative muscular disease that affects a person’s ability to breathe, eat, move and swallow. An estimated 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time, and approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. ALS can strike anyone; people with the disease usually have a survival rate of two to five years from the time of their diagnosis.

The Evergreen Chapter is one of 36 chapters or affiliates of The ALS Association that provide free services and support, including equipment loans, educational resources and patient home health visits to families living with ALS.

The Seattle Walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Seward Park. Check in starts at 9 a.m.

The 2.5-mile walk is open to the public and participants are encouraged to register online at web.alsa.org/seattle and raise funds as an Individual or Family or Corporate Teams.  All funds raised are tax deductible and will be donated to The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter to support local care services and research.  To learn more, visit www.alsa-ec.org  or call toll free: 866-STOP ALS (786-7257).

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