Thousands Walk to Defeat ALS

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"This year's walk was our biggest yet!"

Ali Nielson, Event Coordinator for the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia, says this year's Philadelphia Walk to Defeat ALS raised a record $700,000.  More than just a 2-mile trek around Citizens Bank Park, the 13th annual event brought more than 7,000 people together to show support and hope for people living with ALS, a rare progressive neuromuscular disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

"It's amazing that we have so much support year-to-year," says Karen Delaney Shideleff.

Her Delaney Strong team of friends, family and advocates have been supporting the fight to defeat ALS since Karen was diagnosed in 2011, and in honor of her mother, Lorraine, who passed away from the disease in 1991.

"Awareness is an all-year project," she exclaims.

Since the first Walk was held in 2001, the Walk to Defeat ALS has raised $15.5 million for the Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
You too can help in the fight to defeat ALS by visiting the Greater Philadelphia Chapter's website at
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