Walk held Saturday to raise awareness for ALS

als-walk

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s