Walk to Defeat ALS: October 2017
October 31, 2017
The ALS Association is dedicated to fighting ALS by helping with research, patient and community services such as public education and advocacy. ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease was first discovered in 1869, but did not get a lot of recognition until Lou Gehrig, a beloved baseball player was diagnosed. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Eventually, the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost and paralysis is possible.
The ALS Association’s goal is to serve the needs of the individuals living with this disease and their caregivers. The national office mainly focuses on research and advocacy. Local chapters, like the Rocky Mountain Chapter, focus on helping patients and families living in their area. Many local chapters will hold events like the Walk to Defeat ALS, Ski to Defeat ALS, Annual Galas and other fun events.
On October 1st, 2017 Plumbline Services donated and participated in the Denver Walk to Defeat ALS at Sloan’s Lake Park. The event as a whole raised over $320,000 for this excellent cause.
Working with this organization and the rest of the community to help patients and their families is a tremendous honor. We are happy to do our part to help the ALS with their fight.