Thanks to all the recent ALS ice bucket challenges taking over your Facebook news feed, by now you should be very well aware of this terrible disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It leads to the loss of control of muscle movement, total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis.
If you aren’t too keen to dump a bucket of freezing cold ice water on your head, fear not, you can still support the cause in a less hypothermic way. Just lace up your kicks and participate in the 7th Annual Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS® this Saturday, September 13. The walk is an easy two miles on the boardwalk and begins at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at 9:30 a.m. Registration is at 8 a.m.
Walkers of all ages and fitness levels are welcome and both individuals and teams are encouraged to participate. While there is no fee to take part in the event, there is a suggested contribution of $25. Money raised goes to patient services, research, and advocacy and awareness. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Check out the website for more information, to register, or to make a donation.