The third annual Flagstaff “Walk to D’feet ALS” fundraiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista.
Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the walk starts at 10 a.m.
ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a fatal, neuromuscular disease also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which attacks motor neurons, makes the simplest movements such as walking, communicating and eating almost impossible.
Northern Arizona University houses the Northern Arizona Regional ALS Clinic in its School of Health Professions. The clinic employs an interdisciplinary staff from physical therapy, speech, nursing and their students to evaluate and manage the needs of ALS patients in northern Arizona. The school collaborates with a neurologist at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix by telemedicine conference, eliminating the need for patients to travel.
To join the NAU team or to make a donation, visit walk.alsaz.org. You can also call toll free, (866) 350-2572, or call Beth Lindblom at (928) 523-9435 or Pam Plude at (928) 523-7417.