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. Please consider joining our team in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.
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.
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Your gift helps support programs and services for everyone impacted by ALS. Every dollar helps. Every connection matters.
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September 28, 2014 Sunday
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