Walk to Defeat ALS

The Good Samaritan

By Rich Taddonio

The ALS Association Florida Chapter is looking for volunteers to help with their Walk to Defeat ALS on March 25.  The Walk to Defeat ALS is more than a few-mile walk; it is an opportunity to bring hope to those living with ALS, to raise money for a CURE, and to come together for something worth caring about.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body, and the progressive degeneration of motor neurons causes the brain to lose control of muscle movement. This terrible disease can affect about 20,000 Americans at a time.

For this event volunteers are expected to help with set up, greeting walkers, registering participants, handing out t-shirts, working the water stations…

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