Walk group breaks annals for Hudson Valley Walk to Defeat ALS – Times Herald
October 14, 2017 - als
HIGHLAND – A record-breaking 80 group members will be walking with a Dover Plains family at a 2017 Hudson Valley Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday during Walkway Over the Hudson, in Highland, walking in respect of Chris Vincent.
Vincent was diagnosed with ALS in March and late on incapacity from electricians’ kinship IBEW Local 363.
ALS, or amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, is a on-going neurodegenerative illness that is customarily fatal within 2-5 years of diagnosis. It destroys a ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow and eventually breathe.
The Hudson Valley’s tip group has lifted $17,000 to date in a quarrel opposite ALS in their first year participating. The group has also damaged a team-building record among some-more than 90 participating teams for the Hudson Valley Walk. IBEW Local 363 has also affianced an additional $10,000 in support of a Vincent family’s efforts.
“I am so respected to feel a adore of so many of a friends and family as they join Chris, a daughter Sarah and me in raising recognition and supports for this obligatory cause,” pronounced Chris’s mother Lori, who is portion as a team captain on Walk Day.
More than 2,500 participants from opposite a Hudson Valley are approaching to attend a walk, starting at 11 a.m. Sunday with a ribbon-cutting rite during a starting line on a Highland side of the Walkway Over a Hudson.
Before and after a walk, family-friendly activities embody a Kids Zone with face painting, music, refreshments, aptness warm-up and more.
Proceeds from all events will advantage The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter and assistance account medical research, studious caring services and advocacy efforts in a quarrel to heal and provide ALS.
To learn more, visit alsny.org.