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South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS

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    This summer, the Ice Bucket Challenge "soaked" the nation. Now it is your chance to help raise awareness for ALS. 

    The Annual South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS with be held on Sunday October 12, 2014. Registration starts at 9:30 am and will provide coffee and continental breakfast. Opening ceremony begins at 10:30 am followed by the Walk starting at 11 am at Arena Greens in San Jose. The three-mile walk is open to the public and all funds raised support the mission-critical priorities of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter in Care Services, Public Policy, and Research. 

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. People with ALS lose the ability to move, speak, and swallow, and eventually the ability to breathe, while all five senses continue to function normally. Everyone is at risk of being diagnosed with ALS-it affects women and men of all ages and background. The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is two to five years from diagnosis. At this time, there is no known cause and no known cure.

    For more information, visit The ALS Association's website.

    When: Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Time: Registration begins at 9:30 am 

    Where: Arena Greens, 340 W. St. Johns Street, San Jose