Fort Wayne Walk to Defeat ALS

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Location: Headwaters Park (Rothschild Pavilion- West)

Phone: (317) 915.9888

Email: walk@alsaindiana.org

Link: http://www.walktodefeatals.org

Event Description

June 1, 2015 Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 10:27 AM EDT

The ALS Association Indiana Chapter is hosting its annual Indianapolis Walk to Defeat ALS on September 26th. Over the past 10 years, hundreds of people across Central Indiana bring their determination, energy, and passion to the Walk to Defeat ALS. Last year, over 500 people with ALS, families, friends and members of the community joined us to Walk and fight ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

ALS remains a fatal neuromuscular disease that strikes down even the healthiest men and women in their prime. As the disease progresses, a person's body can become totally paralyzed while the mind and senses remain unaffected. Simple tasks such as talking, walking, and eating become increasingly difficult and then impossible as the body's muscles waste away. The financial burden to the families of persons with ALS can be up to $200,000 a year. The emotional cost is incalculable.

The proceeds from the Indianapolis Walk will proudly go to The ALS Association Indiana Chapter in support of local patient services and much needed research. Your support would enable the ALS Association Indiana Chapter to provide urgently needed funding for our patient services and programs, such as our Loan Equipment Closet and Nutrition Supplement Program, as well as promising and innovative research into this devastating and heartbreaking disorder which touches thousands of us here in Indiana.

For more information or to register for the walk, please go to http://webin.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IN_homepage.

10:30 a.m. – Check-in
12 p.m. – Walk to Defeat ALS

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