2015 Walk to defeat ALS

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. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS.

Join Providence Brain & Spine Institute in the Portland Metro Walk to Defeat ALS®. Sign up today and rally up your friends and family. The time is now to challenge ALS.

Salem walk: Sept. 19
Portland walk: Sept. 27
Vancouver walk: Oct. 3

For information on this year’s three walk events in Oregon and SW Washington, please visit DefeatALSOregon.org.

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About ALS
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.

Your gift helps support programs and services for everyone impacted by ALS. Every dollar helps. Every connection matters.

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Dates offered:

September 19, 2015 Saturday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Walk check-in begins at 11 a.m. The three mile walk begins at noon.
Riverfront Park
200 Water St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
September 27, 2015 Sunday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Walk check-in begins at 11 a.m. The three mile walk begins at noon.
World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97204
October 03, 2015 Saturday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Walk check-in begins at 11 a.m. The three mile walk begins at noon.
Esther Short Park
415 W 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660