ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - This Saturday you can walk to find the cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS. Greg and Annie Kramer visit to discuss the amazing event that helps so many people in the St. Louis region.
Greg was diagnosed with ALS last year, two weeks before he married Annie. ALS is an invariably fatal disease in which the nerve cells that control movement progressively degenerate, leading to paralysis and death from respiratory failure. 5,000 Americans are diagnosed each year, and up to 10% of ALS cases are an inherited form of the disease.
The 1 and 3 mile walks begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Forest Park Visitor and Education Center, after Greg cuts the ceremonial ribbon! All registered walkers who raise $75 or more receive a commemorative t-shirt. This family friendly event will feature entertainment for children, live music and refreshments.
Last years walk raised more than $430,000 with nearly 5,000 walkers.
For more information on the walk, visit: web.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=11536&pg=entry#.V206F_krKUk