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The ALS Association needs your support! Join us for one of the 2017 ALS walks in Western & Central New York: Buffalo, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Rochester. Sign up or donate today.

There is still no known cure or effective treatment for Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The following facts about the disease were issued by the ALS Association:

  • Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes someone loses their battle to this fatal disease.
  • The average life span after diagnosis is 2-5 years.
  • Military veterans are twice as likely as the general population to die from ALS.
  • Living with ALS can cost more than $200,000 per year.

This progressive disease of the brain’s motor neurons leads to loss of motor skills, and in late stages, paralysis.

The Walk to Defeat ALS is the ALS Association’s largest fundraising event, and there are several walks in Western and Central New York coming up soon. Gather your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, and sign your team up today!

Buffalo
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Coca-Cola Field
Buffalo, NY

Binghamton
Sunday, August 20, 2017
En-Joie Golf Course
Endicott, NY

Syracuse
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Long Branch Park
Liverpool, NY

Rochester
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Ontario Beach Park
Rochester, NY

You can help the fight. Click here to join a walk, make a donation, honor a loved one, or create your own fundraiser!