14th Annual South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS Draws Hundreds to San Jose
October 5, 2015 - als
The 14th annual South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS brought out hundreds of people to San Jose Saturday.
The eventuality was directed during lifting supports and recognition about ALS and a ALS Association Golden West Chapter. ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative illness that attacks haughtiness cells in a mind and spinal cord.
Nearly 600 walkers, including a chapter’s house chair Philip Thomas, made their approach along a Guadalupe River Trail and by a streets of downtown San Jose. The two-mile travel kicked off during Arena Green.
Also in assemblage were a city’s Mayor Sam Liccardo and Lucy Wedemeyer, mother of Charlie Wedemeyer, a long-time Los Gatos High School football manager who lived with ALS from 1978 compartment his genocide in 2010.
This year, participants were means to lift $185,656 – or 59 percent – of a $315,000 goal, according to a event’s website.
“We are on a fork of anticipating diagnosis alternatives and potentially anticipating a cure,” Thomas said. “Our sign is that we never give adult and a time is now.”
The Golden West Chapter serves 1,300 people with ALS and their families in 31 counties by California and a state of Hawaii.
For some-more information, visit www.alsagoldenwest.org.