Walk and Ride to Defeat ALS
- Date: Jun 6, 2020
- Times: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Admission: Walk is free; Ride costs vary
- Location: Robert O Roberston Stadium
The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter is hosting its Anchorage Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising event to help support residents living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
ALS survivors and their families team up with caring residents, caregivers, volunteers, advocates, and local sponsors to deliver a day to raise awareness for the fight to deny this disease. The 2.5-mile walk is open to the public, and participants can register for free as well as utilize valuable fundraising tools online. The Ride offers up to a 30-mile ride on a paved nature trail, supported by Aid stations along the route ($75 Adult rider). This family-friendly event will start with registration & check in at 10 a.m.
“We are thankful to the walk participants in the area who raise funds to help improve the lives of patients afflicted with this devastating disease,” said Pauline Proulx, Executive Director of the Evergreen Chapter. “We would not be able to provide the services and care to local ALS patients without our donors’ engagement and support.”
Dollars raised will help fund services for locals living with ALS like clinic referrals, equipment rentals, transportation, and group therapy.
86% of the money raised goes directly back to the local community and the rest goes to fund international research projects for a cure & better treatment now.
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative muscular disease that affects a person’s ability to breathe, eat, move and swallow. An estimated 45,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time, and approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. ALS can strike anyone; people with the disease usually have a survival rate of two to five years from the time of their diagnosis.
All funds raised are tax deductible and will be donated to The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter to support local care services and research. To learn more, visit www.alsa-ec.org or call toll free: 866-STOP ALS (786-7257).