More than 1,000 people will gather at Seven Bridges/Tinseltown to join the fight to find a cure for a deadly illness.
Wheelchair-bound patients along with their families and friends will make a 2-mile trek in The Walk to Defeat ALS, hoping their steps will make a difference for ALS patients living in the Jacksonville area. Many who walk have a loved one who is fighting the deadly disease. Others walk in memory of a loved one who has lost the battle. Many people, without any personal connection, walk out of a simple concern for those who are suffering with Lou Gehrigâ??s disÂease.
With only two to five years to live, these patients have an urgent need, and the community is stepping in to fill it by walking for those who canâ??t. The Walk to Defeat ALS is The ALS Associationâ??s signature event in which all funds diÂrectly support cutting-edge research, programs and patient care. Last year, these events raised nearly $1 million around the state of Florida.
To raise funds and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigâ??s Disease, a progressive, fatal neurodgenerative disease. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. All proceeds raised will support patient care and comfort, as well as research to find treatments and a cure.
About The ALS Association Florida Chapter
The ALS Association Florida Chapter offers care to ALS patients living in Florida and funds research to find the cause and cure for ALS. We are part of a nationwide network of local ALS Association chapters with the same vision â?? a world without ALS. Through care, advocacy, research, education and support, we work to empower those with ALS to live fuller lives. Every year, The ALS Association invests millions of dollars in research conducted by the best and brightest scientists in the world. As the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, we give help and hope to those facing a devastating disease.
The ALS Association Florida Chapter is dedicated to finding a cure for ALS while empowering the lives of those living with the disease through care, advocacy, research, education and support. For more information about The ALS Association Florida Chapter website link provided.