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Help raise funds for ALS research and treatments by joining Raleigh Magazine in the Triangle Walk on June 26.
Our staff has recently been rocked by three simultaneous Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis passings. Most people don’t know what ALS is or what it looks like until it touches their own family or friends.
ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is 100% fatal. It can happen to any of us without warning. Incurable and progressive, the neurodegenerative disease affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing muscle weakness that leads to paralysis across all parts of the body. And the unfortunate fact is, chances are, someone you know or love will die from ALS.
In an effort to raise funds for research, treatments and family support services for those living with ALS, the North Carolina chapter of The ALS Association is hosting a Triangle Walk on Saturday, June 26. “Fundraising through the Walk drives bold and urgent innovation as we march together toward a treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS,” reads the association’s website.
For this year’s event, participants can choose to walk wherever they’d like across the Triangle, whether it be your own neighborhood or a favorite park—but we’d love for you to walk with us! Join us in our fight to stamp out ALS once and for all! webnc.alsa.org
WALK WITH US!
WHEN: June 26, 9:45am
HOW: Register for our team on The ALS Association NC Chapter’s website (click “join a team” and search for team Raleigh Magazine.) Make a donation and join the team!
WHERE: Meet us at Little City Brewing (400 W. North St.) to walk; then join us for a drink with us afterward and grab a free Raleigh Mag tee. And Little City Brewing will donate $1 for every beer sold from 11am–1pm.
ALS By the Numbers
- ALS is 100% fatal.
- 80% of cases begin between the ages of 40 and 70.
- 5,000+ people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year.
- 30,000: The estimated number of Americans who may have the disease at any given time
- 2 to 5 years: The life expectancy an ALS patient averages from the time of diagnosis
- $200,000 per year: The average cost of care for ALS
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