Walk to Defeat ALS

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Over a hundred people attended the 2019 Walk to Defeat ALS in Memorial Park on Saturday morning.

The annual event is a fundraiser that aims to raise funds and awareness of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a rare neurodegenerative disease that targets the brain and spinal cord.

Patients of the disease will loose muscle control as it progresses, interfering with their ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. There is no cure for ALS, and patients usually face a two to five year life expectancy after a diagnosis is made.

Events like Rapid City’s Walk to Defeat ALS have a huge impact in raising funds that go toward sustaining care services and funding research for a cure.

To find out more about ALS and how you can help, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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