This coming weekend, on Sunday, May 22, is the SW Washington Walk to Defeat ALS. A short two-mile walk, the event begins with registration and check-in at Esther Short Park. Checkin begins at 10:00, the Walk starts at 11:00.
Participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS has a direct impact on people living with ALS and their families at the local level. Through education, support groups, access to care, and advocacy, the ALS Association works to defeat ALS and provide hope to people living with ALS and their families. Fundraising through the Walk drives bold and urgent innovation working together toward a treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal degenerative disease that affects the motor neurons connecting the brain and spinal cord, leading to eventual paralysis and death. There is no known cause for ALS, and there is no cure.
The Walk to Defeat ALS helps to fund discovery of treatments and a possible cure for ALS, and it assists the ALS Association to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
As we’ve discussed previously, ALS is a matter that is of close, personal nature to the publishers of this newsletter and website. As someone who was diagnosed with ALS in 2021, we feel the direct impact of this brutal, devastating disease.
For more information about the walk, please contact Emily-Rose Wiitala at [email protected] or 503-908-2442.
On behalf of all the patients, caregivers, and families affected by this disease, thank you for your participation.