ALS Association Arizona Chapter Annual Walk Returns to Scottsdale

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – Join the ALS Association Arizona Chapter on Saturday, November 2, to help raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The 19th annual Walk to Defeat ALS will be its biggest to date, changing locations to Salt River Fields. Participants can come together for either a 3K or a one-mile fun course to raise funds for the association. Money raised from the event goes toward education, support groups, access to care, advocacy and finding a cure for the currently fatal disease.

“This is our largest fundraiser of the year,” said Taryn Norley, President and CEO of the ALS Association Arizona Chapter. “It’s an incredible opportunity for the community to come together, support those living with ALS on a local level, and donate to help fund our vital and free programs and services.”

 

WHO:             The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, a section of the only national nonprofit devoted to the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease on all fronts.

                

WHAT:           The 19th annual Walk to Defeat ALS, sponsored by NuMotion, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Permobil, Quantum Rehab and Cytokinetics.

 

WHEN:           Saturday, November 2

                        Check in begins at 8 a.m.

                        Walk begins at 9 a.m.

 

WHERE:         Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

 

COST:             While registration is free, participants and teams are encouraged to set fundraising  goals that can be raised online prior to the walk. Individuals who raise $75 or more automatically receive an event t-shirt. To register, follow this link.

For more information on Walk to Defeat ALS and the Arizona chapter, visit web.alsa.org/scottsdale. Like the Association on Facebook at ALS Association Arizona Chapter.

About ALS Arizona Chapter

The ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides services and support to patients suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit devoted solely to the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease on all fronts.  These include patient and family services and programs, community outreach, and research.  ALS is 100% fatal with no known cause, cure, or effective treatment. Upon diagnosis, patients have only 2-5 years to live, and expenses for those living with ALS average $200,000 annually. 

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