Hundreds turn out for inaugural ALS Hawaii Walk

Hundreds of walkers turned out for the inaugural Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) inaugural Hawaii Walk Saturday morning.

The two-mile walk around Kapiolani Park helped raise funds to support the ALS Association Golden West Chapter in care services, public policy, and research.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

In the later stages of the disease, the annual costs for home care, coupled with the cost of necessary equipment can exceed $200,000 a year.

Saturday’s event included entertainment and lots of fun for a good cause.


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