Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation for the 10th Annual ALS Walk4Life on September 10th. This 2 mile walk along Chicago’s lakefront is a celebration of hope, courage and community, 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. The Walk4Life will occur rain or shine.
Most participants walk as 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 ALS Walk4Life is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the ALS community, and throughout the years, the Walk4Life has raised more than $6.2 million.
Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to fundraise for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. 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 treatments and interventions can help alleviate some symptoms and prolong life, 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 pawly on August 3, 2011