The Les Turner ALS Foundation invites you to be part of the largest gathering of the local ALS community – the 9th Annual ALS Walk4Life. This 2+ mile walk along Chicago’s lakefront is a celebration of hope, courage and camaraderie, and is an ideal way to support for those affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Emceed by meteorologist Phil Schwarz of ABC7, the event will include music, entertainment, food and children’s activities.
Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to fundraise for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. A minimum donation of $100 will earn walkers a commemorative long-sleeved ALS Walk4Life T-shirt.
Most participants walk as part of a team honoring those living with ALS or in memory of someone who has passed away from the disease. Teams have clever names such as “Batting for Ben” and “Stormin’ for Norm” and nearly every group designs their own colorful T-shirt. The event occurs rain or shine.
Meet and greet with Les Turner ALS Foundation spokespeople, Super Bowl Champ Keith Van Horne and acclaimed author Jonathan Eig.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, attacks a person’s muscles, gradually robbing them of their ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe. The clinical progress can vary widely; however, most people with ALS live two to five years after the onset of symptoms. While some symptoms are treatable, there is currently no prevention or cure.
For more information, contact the Les Turner ALS Foundation at 847-679-3311 or visit www.alswalk4life.org.
Official Website: http://www.alswalk4life.org
Added by brichman2002 on July 2, 2010