2015 Walk to Defeat ALS® to be held on October 4th at UT

Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2015 by: Jamie Hamilton | Category: Health

Toledo, OH (September 28, 2015) — The Northern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association will host Toledo’s 12th annual Walk to Defeat ALS event on Sunday, October 4th at the University of Toledo.

Toledo is currently at 78% of its goal of raising $100,000. The Walk to Defeat ALS is the ALS Association’s biggest event of the year, raising funds that allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

Those interested in participating in the Toledo Walk to Defeat ALS event can still register. Visit www.alsa.org for more information or contact the office at 888-592-2572.

Walk Day Information:
11:30am – check-in and day of registration
12:00pm – Food Trucks Arrive
1:00pm – Walk starts
2 miles

The newest addition to the 2015 Toledo Walk is the presence of local food trucks! Vendors including: Deets BBQ, Jojo’s, The Tasteful Trolley, and Rusty’s Road Trip. They arrive onsite at noon.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects 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. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that modestly extends survival.

Press Release Contact Name: Jamie Hamilton
Press Release Contact Email: J27amie@aol.com
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-973-0679
Organization Name: ALS Association
Website or Link: www.alsa.org
Organization Address: Sylvania, OH, 43560