Hundreds of people support ALS travel in Akron

August 31, 2015 - als



By Marilyn Miller

Beacon Journal staff writer


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Christopher Wise (left) and James Fleck (right) hold a pointer in respect of their grandfather, Jess Lightner, during a Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday during Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Fleck said, “My grandfather was a dauntless male who did not uncover his disease. He was a really clever individual.” (Erin McLaughlin/Special to a Beacon Journal)




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Gretchen Freund (right) of New Franklin, creates her approach down a Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail during a a Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday during Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Freund has been vital with ALS for 11 years, however, it took 4 years to diagnose. She pronounced she is going to keep fighting. (Erin McLaughlin/Special to a Beacon Journal)




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Steve Bracken, center, starts a Walk to Defeat ALS with a support of his family and friends on Sunday during Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Bracken was diagnosed with ALS about 3 years ago, though he pronounced he is never giving up. (Erin McLaughlin/Special to a Beacon Journal)




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Roger Clark, left, tries to make his 8-month-old great-grandson, Ezra Strader, grin while being hold by Rebecca Strader before a start of a Walk to Defeat ALS during Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron on Sunday. After many doctor’s appointments, Clark was diagnosed with ALS 5 months ago. (Erin McLaughlin/Special to a Beacon Journal)




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Participants travel down a Canal Park Walkways during a commencement of a Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday in downtown Akron. Over $35,000 was lifted for The ALS Association. (Erin McLaughlin/Special to a Beacon Journal)

















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