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Walk to Defeat ALS scheduled for April 26 at Symphony Park at SouthPark

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, The Walk to Defeat ALS will be at the Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This event, The Walk to Defeat ALS, will help raise funds as well as awareness about ALS, which is sometimes referred to as Lou Gerhig's Disease. Symphony Park at SouthPark is located in Charlotte at 4400 Sharon Road.

This sign in time for The Walk to Defeat ALS is 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Those wanting to join a team online or make a donation online may do so by visiting the site.

The following statement from the website for this event will give readers a bit more information:

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

More details may also be found on the site for the Charlotte Observer . The ALSA site explains that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that will affect the nerve cells in the spinal cord and the brain. Those suffering with ALS will eventually be paralyzed.

There is no known cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at this time. However, according to information on this site, there is one medication that helps slow the progression of ALS and other drugs are part of clinical trials.

Anyone needing more details about the Walk to Defeat ALS scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at Symphony Park at SouthPark, please call (919) 861-1685. This is a family friendly event, so bring everyone!

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