WHAT: The 2013 “Walk to Defeat ALS” in College Station
WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (registration 9 a.m.)
WHERE: Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater, 1015 Colgate Drive, College Station, TX
WHY: Hundreds of Bryan/College Station area residents, people with ALS, and their families and caregivers will participate in a 3-mile walk to raise money to help Texans battling ALS and to help fund research to develop better treatments and ultimately find a cure for ALS.
In addition to the walk, the morning will be filled with a variety of family-friendly activities including the Aggie Wranglers, Charity the Clown, food, music and a moon bounce. For information about the Walk to Defeat ALS, or to make a donation or sign up to participate, visit http://web.alsa.org/CollegeStation.
About ALS Disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure and no life-prolonging treatments for the disease.
About The ALS Association Texas Chapter
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. To learn more about The ALS Association Texas Chapter, visit our website.