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December 01, 2022

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Nashville Will Walk to Defeat ALS Oct. 22

The ALS Association holds “Walk to Support People Living with ALS” at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ.

The ALS Association will hold their annual Walk to Defeat ALS at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ on October 22Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. 

The ALS community in Nashville will come together to honor a loved one with the disease, to remember those who have passed, and to raise awareness and critical fundraising support for the fight against ALS. Last year’s virtual event raised more than $115,000 with around 180 Walkers.

ALS, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease, which gradually robs people of their ability to walk, talk, swallow and eventually breathe. ALS has no known cause or cure, but the Middle Tennessee community is rallying together to do whatever it takes to change that.

With only two to five years to live, people living with ALS have an urgent need, and the community is stepping in to fill it by walking for those who can’t. The Walk to Defeat ALS is The ALS Association’s signature event in which all funds directly support cutting-edge research, programs and patient care. 

Woodmont Hills Church of Christ is located at 3710 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204. Participants can register at web.alsa.org/tennesseewalk, or by phone at 615-257-6337. All registered participants who raise $100 or more receive a commemorative t-shirt.

 

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Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.