SARASOTA Fla. – On Saturday, April 2nd, The ALS Association Florida Chapter is inviting the Sarasota community to join together in support of people affected by ALS in their area and help defeat this disease.
WHAT: The Walk to Defeat ALS® is the #1 ALS awareness event held annually in Sarasota. Participants will unite safely to walk around Payne Park and listen to a live band adding entertainment to the festival. To participate, register a team by contacting Samantha Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.257.1717 x115.
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2022
9:00 AM – Registration begins
9:45 AM – Program
10:00 AM – Walk starts
WHERE: Payne Park
2010 Adams Ln | Sarasota, FL 34237
WHY: The ALS community in Florida needs helps now more than ever to fund research that leads to
breakthroughs in treatments and an eventual cure for this fatal disease. Participation in the Sarasota Walk to Defeat ALS® goes towards local care services, resources and more as The ALS Association Florida Chapter continually serves those living with ALS in Florida.
ALS progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord, stripping away their ability to walk, talk and eventually breathe. With no known cause or cure, we are rallying statewide support to change that and offering a great experience in return.
About The ALS Association Florida Chapter
Since 1987, The ALS Association Florida Chapter has been “covering all the bases for people living with ALS in Florida.” We provide patient programs, advocate on behalf of patients with our government leaders, create awareness of the disease, and fund research. In addition, the organization provides financial support to our statewide multidisciplinary ALS clinics and research facilities, enabling them to increase patient care. For more information, visit us on our website at www.als.org/florida or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @ALSFlorida.