Walk to Defeat ALS in Eisenhower Park 9/22
This coming Sunday, September 22, the annual Walk to Defeat ALS will take place. Please consider coming out to Eisenhower Park, getting in some morning exercise with a 3 mile walk and showing your support for those on Long Island and all over that are afflicted with this disease!
More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.
Here is a link to the main Long Island Walk to Defeat ALS website. Here you can find out more information about ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the Association’s mission and goals, create your own walk team or join an existing team to walk or donate needed funds:
Alternatively, the 1Quest2theNext family has a team walking in this event for the 4th straight year. We would love it if you chose to join our walk team or support our fundraising efforts:
Finally, I’ve become friendly with a parent within our community who has ALS and would like to share his team’s page. He’s a great guy!
Thanks for taking the time to read this post and at minimum learn about this disease that affects so many and their families!
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival.
Here are the four 1Quest2theNext kids at the 2012 Walk to Defeat ALS:
- Stony_Brook_Surgeon_First_on_Long_Island_to_Implant_Device_to_Aid_Breathing_for_ALS_Patients (http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu)
- LI’s Pendergast raises funds for ALS with Riverhead-Manhattan Ride (newsday.com)