Walk for a cause. Walk for a cure. Walk because you can. And walk for the ones who can't. Walk this Saturday, September 12th in the Walk to Defeat ALS; registration begins at 8am at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and the walk gets underway at 9. For more information click here.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. Moreover, ALS targets without prejudice; anyone from any gender, race, age or socioeconomic means can be afflicted.

These are just a few reasons why you are encouraged to support the Rehoboth Walk to Defeat ALS and why, if you're not in town this weekend, you are encouraged to support ALS walks all over the country: to help the ALS Association achieve its mission "To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support."

And remember, every step counts.

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