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2nd annual “Walk to d’feet ALS,” Samford University

Saturday, the ALS Association of Alabama is sponsoring its second annual fundraising event “Walk to D’Feet ALS” at Samford University’s Seibert Stadium. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10. Registration is also available online. There is no fee to walk but you’ll need to get some sponsors behind you. Last year, the Birmingham event raised more than $65,000. Walks are also held in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. More than $170,000 was raised statewide in 2006. This year’s statewide goal is $245,000. They can’t do it without you so families, groups and individuals are all invited to participate. The walk route is wheelchair and stroller accessible. If you can’t make it, you can still participate by donating. The ALS Association (ALSA) Alabama Chapter’s walk is part of a national effort in support of local patient services and nationally directed research. A progressive neurodegenerative disease sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS strikes more than 5,000 people in the United States each year. For more information, e-mail or call 1-800-664-1242.