Walk to Defeat ALS with the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter [Fitness & health]

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Join the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter for its 6th annual Louisville Walk to Defeat ALS and Silent Auction, Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Papa John's Corporate Campus, 2002 Papa John's Blvd., Louisville, KY.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The Walk is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.  The Walk and Auction are open to the public with all funds raised going to the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

 

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a devastating and always fatal neuromuscular disease.  Today, fifteen Americans will be diagnosed with ALS, and it's estimated that 30,000 Americans live with ALS at any given time.  Each will die from the disease.  The financial cost to families of persons with ALS can be up to $200,000 per year, depleting entire savings of patients and their families.

 

For the fourth year, the Walk will incorporate a silent auction.  The Auction begins at 8:30 a.m.  This year's auction will include a special item: An autographed 2009 TEAM USA Baseball Jersey worn and donated by University of Louisville Head Baseball Coach, Dan McDonnell, including a limited edition "Covering the Bases" package.

 

Last year's walk drew a record over 1,000 walkers and raised over $150,000 for cutting-edge research and vital patient services.  The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization.  We are supported by the generosity of corporations, individual donations, memorial funds and tributes, and our own fundraising efforts.  All donations made to the chapter will go fund patient services within the state, and research at the national level.

 

Visit the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter for a sneak peak at some of the auction items, and for registration information for you or your team for the 2010 Louisville Walk to defeat ALS.

 

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About Rachel Hurd Anger
Rachel is a freelance writer who enjoys running in our metro parks, drinking local beer, and raising suburban chickens. Most recently she has contributed to a special edition of Chickens magazine.
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