4th annual Walk to D'feet ALS - Sept 18th

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4th annual Walk to D'feet ALS - Sept 18th

Sun, 08/29/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

The city of Burlington will again play host to the ALS Association Northern New England Chapters largest statewide fundraiser, Walk to D'Feet ALS, happening Saturday, September 18th at Burlington's Leddy Park. The event is a chance for those in Vermont personally touched by ALS to join together in support of those who still struggle with the effects of this devastating terminal illness. Our fundraising goal for this event is $50,000!
2004 Sponsors include: General Dynamics, ATP. , Ride Away Corporation, Green Mountain Video, Inc, Madhouse Munchies of Vermont and many more!
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a fatal neuromuscular disease with no cause or cure. The nerve cells are attacked and killed, inhibiting all ability to move. The average lifespan is two to five years from diagnosis, however many people succumb to the disease in less than two years. ALS is characterized by loss of muscle movement, and use, including all voluntary muscles. This eventually makes it impossible for people to move, swallow, speak or eventually breathe on their own, leading to death. In most all cases all the senses and intellect remain sharp while the body functions are lost, leaving the person locked inside their bodies. ALS is cruel, painful and exhausting for those who suffer as well as their family and loved ones. Outside help is crucial for those with ALS.
Highlights of the walk include: Ride-Away Handicapped vans will be on-hand to assist those having physical difficulties during the walk event. The March of Faces Banner representing those who have fought and still fight this illness will be posted. Several walker prizes will be given away, and more!