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July 26, 2015 - als

David Hermanovitch

July 25, 2015

Updated Jul 25, 2015 during 8:53 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A organisation of people lifted income in hopes of anticipating a heal for amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, or ALS.

Otsiningo Park hosted a sixth annual Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday. The idea of a travel is to lift income for investigate for ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The life outlook of a chairman with ALS averages about dual to 5 years from a time of diagnosis. The illness attacks a body’s muscles.

The morning travel was led by this year’s titular chairman with ALS — Gloria Keeney.

Keeney was diagnosed with ALS in Nov 2014. She says her conflict with a illness is one she hopes can offer as impulse to others struggling.

“You have to have a certain attitude. You can’t be negative,” Keeney said. “I’m going to do whatever we can to stay alive as prolonged as we can.”

All income donated during a eventuality will be given to a ALS Association for investigate to find a cure.

Last year’s travel lifted some-more than 55,000 dollars for ALS research.

Click here to present to a ALS Association.

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