Leads Walk to Defeat ALS®
Saturday, September 7th at 10 a.m.
WHO: 3,500+ walkers will join Craig Adams and possibly a few other Pittsburgh Penguins players as they lead the Walk to Defeat ALS®.
WHAT: ALS is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS. Every 90 minutes, someone loses their battle to this disease that robs a person of their ability to speak, walk, eat and eventually breathe. There is no treatment and no cure.
Earlier this year Craig Adams’ father-in-law lost his own battle with ALS. To honor him, Craig and his wife Anne, Craig’s teammates, and the Pittsburgh Penguins Wives Association have become passionate about raising ALS awareness and funds to support continued research and patient care. “Anytime you are touched closely by a disease, it just becomes that much more important to you, especially when it is something that a lot of people do not know a whole lot about,” Adams says.
HOW: To register for the walk, go to the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s website:www.cure4als.com
WHEN: Saturday, September 7th at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Point State Park, Downtown Pittsburgh
For those in need, there will be reserved handicap parking spaces along Point State Park.
Special parking rates have been made available on certain North Side lots.
The ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter works to enhance the quality of life for people living with ALS while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. This is the only non-profit organization leading the way in global ALS research, providing assistance for people living with ALS and coordinating care through multidisciplinary clinics.
For more information, www.cure4als.org or by calling 412-821-3254.