ALS Walk entrance adult subsequent weekend

October 5, 2014 - als

BENEFITED THE DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY. YOU’VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT ALS LATELY BECAUSE OF THE “ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.” AND NOW THERE’S ANOTHER CHANCE FOR YOU TO HELP THE CAUSE. A RUN AND WALK IS HAPPENING NEXT WEEKEND. TO TALK ABOUT IT, I’M JOINED BY MELANIE ROACH BEKOS — EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ALS ASSOCIATION’S WISCONSIN CHAPTER. GOOD MORNING. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M THRILLED TO BE HERE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. THIS TOOK OFF AND BROUGHT ALL KINDS OF ATTENTION TO ALS. IT WAS CRAZY. WE ARE THRILLED ABOUT THE AWARENESS OF BROUGHT TO US. THIS DISEASE WAS UNDERFUNDED AND IGNORED FOR 75 YEARS. ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPERS. IT IS GREAT. WHAT KIND OF ATTENTION HAS THAT BROUGHT TO THE RUN/WALK? WE HAVE HAD MORE PEOPLE THAT SAID THEY WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN SOME CAPACITY, WHETHER IT IS DONATING, THROUGH VOLUNTEERING, OR FINDING OUT ABOUT THE WISCONSIN CHAPTER IN WHAT THEY CAN DO TO GET INVOLVED. WE ARE TAKING A LOOK AT PICTURES FROM LAST YEAR’S WALK. HOW CAN PEOPLE PARTICIPATE? WE INVITE ALL YOUR VIEWERS TO COME OUT NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT GREENFIELD PARK FROM 7:30 , A.M. UNTIL 12:00 P.M. THEY CAN REGISTER ONLINE. EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS GETS A FREE T-SHIRT. EVERY STEP IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO FINDING A CURE. THERE’S TOPPERS, JIMMY LOVES, IT’S JUST A GREAT FAMILY EVENT. IT’S A WAY TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT ALS IS A COMMUNITY DISEASE, AND WE ARE IN THIS FIGHT TOGETHER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND. WE APPRECIATE IT. TO RECAP, THE MILWAUKEE WALK AND RUN TO DEFEAT ALS IS COMING UP ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12. IT’S BEING HELD AT GREENFIELD PARK, STARTING AT 7:30 IN THE MORNING. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO

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