The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread across social media and raised nearly $23 million dollars for the ALS Association (ALSA). The challenge has also garnered more than 300,000 new donors for the ALSA database. Regardless of whether you’ve participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge or not, those in West Michigan can help raise money to bring hope to those living with ALS.
ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
The event is an opportunity to raise money to find a cure and to bring people together. The “Walk to Defeat ALS” is the ALSA’s biggest annual event; it raises money that allows the local chapters to maintain their services and the funds to support research for the following year.
Registration for the Walk to Defeat ALS is currently open.