The fourth annual walk to D’Feet ALS, to raise funds to underwrite research and patient care services for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), will take place, Saturday, October 15, at Reed Park in Santa Monica.
The event is an element in a continuing campaign by the ALS Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter to raise awareness of the fight against ALS, as well as funds/
“Our Walk to D’Feet ALS is part of a larger, national effort to raise money and public awareness about this progressive neuromuscular disease affecting as many as 30,000 people in the United States each year,” said Fred Fisher, Executive Director of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter.
Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS strikes about 5,600 people annually. With no known cause, prevention or cure, the disease affects the function of the nerves and muscles and people with ALS have an average life expectancy of two to five years from the time of diagnosis
Registration for the walk will start at 8:30 a.m., and the opening ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Walkers are asked to register for the Walk to D’Feet ALS, by visiting the chapter’s website at www.alsala.org, or by calling Giovanna D’Angelo, Director of Special Events at the chapter office at (818) 865-8067 x 229.
Reed Park is located on California Avenue between Seventh Street and Lincoln Boulrvard.The Greater Los Angeles Chapter is one of 41 chapters of The ALS Association, the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization devoted solely to the fight against ALS. For more information, contact the Greater Los Angeles Chapter at (818) 865-8067.