Walk for Life: Team helps lady lift supports to quarrel ALS in respect of late husband

August 22, 2016 - als

September will symbol Lisa Hanley’s fifth year walking in a Les Turner ALS Foundation Walk for Life fundraiser and a third given her husband, Pat Hanley, upheld divided from a disease.

The annual eventuality is a sign of what Hanley has mislaid given of ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. On a other hand, she pronounced “it is also a sign of how people can come together for a unequivocally good cause.”

This year’s travel will take place Sept. 18 during Soldier Field and will follow a 2-mile track along Chicago’s lakefront. More than 7,000 people are approaching to participate, and a fundraiser is deliberate one of a largest ALS gatherings nationwide, according to a press recover from a Skokie-based Les Turner ALS Foundation — an classification that supports research, clinical caring and support services for people with ALS in a Chicago region.

Amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, or ALS, is a neuromuscular illness of a shaken complement that weakens muscles and, over time, prevents a chairman form walking, speaking, eating and eventually breathing, yet their cognitive abilities generally sojourn intact.