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Walk to Defeat ALS® Season Starts

February 20, 2014

The 2014 Walk to Defeat ALS season begins on Saturday, March 1.  Walk events take place through November with 170 Walks taking place in communities across the nation. These events provide an opportunity to raise awareness about ALS and support The ALS Association’s mission.

The Walk brings hope to those living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and a chance for individuals with the disease and their families and friends to spend a day with others in the ALS community. People participate in the Walk to honor or remember a loved one with the disease, to show their support for the cause, or to walk as a member of a corporate team.

This year, The ALS Association is proud to include Pride Mobility Products Corporation, Quantum Rehab, NuMotion, Permobil and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity as members of our Premier National Teams.

Approximately 175,000 people participated in Walks to support The ALS Association in 2013. Last year’s events raised $23.5 million in support of care services, ALS research and public policy efforts at the federal, state and local levels.

“The Walk galvanizes members of the ALS community,” said Jane H. Gilbert, President and CEO of The ALS Association. “It provides people with the opportunity to make a positive impact in educating their communities about the disease.”

The ALS Association has produced a public service announcement (PSA), which viewers can watch on our You Tube Channel.  Television stations interested in airing the PSA may contact their local ALS Association chapter.

Those interested in participating in a Walk to Defeat ALS event can visit walktodefeatals.org.

Read the press release.

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