Families and friends gather to raise money to help fight ALS

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – People with ALS, family members, friends, caregivers, and others affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease gathered in Hershey Saturday morning for the 2016 Hershey Walk to Defeat ALS.

The walk was held at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center.

The event raised funds for research and community-based patient services and programs for people with ALS.

The organization’s goal is to raise $220,000.

People with ALS gradually lose the ability to walk, move their arms, swallow, talk and even breathe.

ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, has affected people such as Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Hunter, U.S. Senator Jacob Javits, actors Michael Zaslow and David Niven, jazz musician Charles Mingus and the disease claimed the life of former ABC 27 news reporter Mike Ross ten years ago.

For more information about the organization, check out their website.

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