ALS Walk Celebrates 10 Years in Bangor – WABI
August 27, 2017 - als
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) Hundreds of folks packaged Hayford park in Bangor to travel in a quarrel opposite ALS…also known’s as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
As Alyssa Thurlow tells us, it’s a time for folks privately influenced by a illness to come together to assistance find a cure.
“Every year, it’s gotten bigger and bigger and some-more people have come out and we’re so grateful for a support that everybody with ALS has had.”
According to a ALS Foundation, 6,000 people will be diagnosed with a illness this year.
And each 90 mins someone vital with Lou Gehrig’s illness will remove their battle.
“We have a lot of people vital in a state of Maine with ALS and they need assistance and support for caring services and investigate to hopefully find a heal and discharge this illness altogether.”
On Saturday, hundreds of folks collected in Hayford Park to join in on a quarrel on a crippling illness that can strike anyone.
“It’s unequivocally a village eventuality where people come together and they share their stories and they applaud a life and lift recognition for this disease.”
The Annual Bangor Walk to Defeat ALS is celebrating 10 years.
And for some attendees, they’ve seen it impact their desired ones initial hand.
“I’m here on interest of my cousin, Cory Bennett who was diagnosed with ALS in 2008 and he upheld in 2015. we became a partial of a ALS Foundation to assistance better this illness now in his memory.”
Folks from all walks of life done a dual mile trek in respect of those who have fought and for those still fighting.
“We have some folks that are some-more newly diagnosed and some people who have mislaid someone so a unequivocally groups that are here and we all come here to try and celebrate, and have one good day, and one happy day where we are altogether.”
The idea is to lift $60,000 to advantage internal ALS research. so far, they’ve lifted about half of that and for those operative for a heal each singular day, a travel is a sign of because they do what they do.
“Since fasten a ALS Foundation, I’m impacted each singular day and this is a unequivocally special village of people that have a passion for wanting to make their lives a small bit easier.”