Saturday, August 29, 2009

Walk to Defeat ALS

Today, the Pohick familiy joined over 700 people from the local area to participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS.

According to the ALS Association there are 30,000 cases across the county and every 90 seconds someone dies from ALS, a disease that has no treatment, no cure and the cause is unknown.

Many people in the community hope that won't be the case for long as they participated in the annual ALS Walk in Huntsville.

"ALS is a neuromuscular disease that affects the voluntary muscles. What happens is basically all your muscles die off and you become trapped within your body so your mind remains in tact the whole time," said Janet Wright the ALS Association Director.

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