ALS Families gather for the Hershey Walk to defeat ALS

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM)- People with ALS, family members, friends, caregivers, and others affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease are coming together for the 2017 Hershey Walk to Defeat ALS Presented by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The event will raise funds for research and community-based patient services programs for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  ALS, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive motor neuron disease, which causes patients to eventually lose control of all voluntary muscles of the body.

The organization is hoping to raise $220,000 locally to fight the paralyzing killer.

This fundraiser has special meaning to many current and past abc27 workers- the disease claimed the life of a former reporter and anchor Mike Ross in 2006.

The event was held at the east campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA.

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