Walk held Saturday to raise awareness for ALS

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Despite the rainy weather, over 700 people put on their walking shoes to show their support for those battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The event is called ‘A Walk to Strike Out ALS,’ and it was held on Saturday in the Saratoga Spa State Park.

Hundreds of people came out for the 15th anniversary of the event to raise money, and spread awareness about the disease.

“ALS not only affects the person that has it, it truly affects the entire family from the caregiver, whether that be a spouse, a parent, a child, it affects everyone,” said Melissa Morrison.

Some of money raised on Saturday will help fund the ALS center. Another portion will go towards research to help find a cure for the disease.

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