Every 90 minutes some in the United States is diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The average lifespan after diagnosis is up to five years, and for some unknown reason, veterans are twice as likely to develop this disease. There's no known cure, but that's why hundreds of people will be coming together this weekend in Greenville for the "Walk to Defeat ALS." The North Carolina Chapter of the ALS Association holds this annual event to raise money and awareness for ALS. Proceeds from the walk will help provide assistance for people with ALS in our state.
The Walk will take place this Saturday, April 14 at the ECU, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Check-in is at 9 a.m. for the two-mile walk. Ward and Smith is a proud sponsor of "Walk to Defeat ALS."