Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis.
Kahala Howser, Regional Director of Community Outreach of The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, and Dr. Brandon Hirota, Clinic Director of the Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic of Hawaii, joined us this morning to tell us more about the disease and an upcoming event.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 staring at 8:00 a.m.
Kapiolani Regional Park, Honolulu, HI. 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815