Join ALS of Michigan at their 18th Annual Walk ‘n Roll for ALS and Celebrate 40 years of service that “makes living with ALS easier”
Thousands Walk ‘n Roll to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease and celebrate 40 Years of Service to Michigan’s ALS community
Southfield,Michigan (PR MediaRelease) August 24, 2018
ALS of Michigan is the State’s oldest organization serving people with ALS (pALS) and their families. This year we celebrate our 40th anniversary of making “living with ALS easier” for our pALS and their families.
Help us celebrate this milestone by teaming up with ALS of Michigan for its 18th Annual Walk’ n Roll for ALS at five (5) locations across Michigan.
The schedule for the Walks is as follows:
- Saturday, September 15 – Lansing at Hawk Island Park – 10 am registration/11 am Walk
- Sunday, September 23 – Midland at Emerson Park – 1 pm registration/2 pm Walk
- Sunday, September 30 – Shelby Township at Stony Creek Metropark – 10 am registration/11 am Walk
- Sunday, September 30 – Milford at Kensington Metropark – 10 am registration/11am Walk
All Walks are approximately three miles long on paved and wheelchair-friendly paths. This is a fun-filled family event with food, music, entertainment, and more!
“The Walk ‘n Roll for ALS is our largest fundraiser of the year and provides a significant portion of our funding for all of our programs and services to Michigan’s ALS community,” says Sue Burstein-Kahn, Executive Director of ALS of Michigan. “We are very fortunate to team up with generous sponsors of this event.”
Since its inception in 1999, the Walk ‘n Roll for ALS has raised over 4 million dollars! These dollars have supported a wide range of services from respite care to alternative and assistive communication services to our equipment loan closet and more, all at no charge to pALS (people with ALS).
Participants are encouraged to form teams with family and friends – usually in honor of a pALS. Each team member is encouraged to raise $150 or more in donations. There is no registration fee for any of our Walks. Participants will be treated to food, refreshments, music, other entertainment, and every attendee receives a commemorative T-Shirt .
For more information and/or to register for the Walk’ n Roll for ALS, please call ALS of Michigan at 1-800-882-5764 or visit our website at www.alsofmichigan.org.
The Walk ‘n Roll for ALS is supported by over forty sponsors across Michigan:
Lou Gehrig Sponsors BraunAbility Chemical Bank In Memory of Angela Orozco Hall of Fame Sponsors Frito Lay In Memory of Dorothy & Dory Haeger Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. Willie’s Women Wolverine Packing Co Three-Mile Sponsors Ideal Group MAC Concrete & Demolition, Inc. – In Memory of Michael Charles Bullion Two-Mile Sponsors Bradley R. Investments “Subway” Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods Great Lakes Caring In Loving Memory of Al Burstein Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Northstar Metalcraft, LLC Numotion Serta Restokraft Mattress Co, Inc.- Jackie & Larry Kraft Stolz-Smith Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors UAW Region 1D Ungar’s Food Products Williamston Products, Inc. One-Mile Sponsors Absolute Title, Inc. Amigo Mobility Center Arcadia Home Care & Staffing Joanne & Jim Berry Creative Mobility Group DJ Spranger DJ Yeo Doolin & Haddad EMAG, LLC Extreme Machine, Inc. Horizon Bank In Memory of Lois Rillson John’s Jaunters Kowalski’s Krew Michigan Ladder Company Linda & Eric Novak Amalia & Rocky Raczkowski Marvin “Uncle Marv” Reuter Right at Home Washtenaw Russ’ Raiders Annual Bicycle Ride Fundraiser South Lyon Fence Southern Orthopedic Specialists, P.A.
ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects more than 30,000 people across the United States. In Michigan alone, close to 1,000 people are currently battling this disease. ALS attacks the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that control the ability to move, speak, swallow and eventually breathe, while the mind stays fully aware. As of today, there is no known cause or cure, and treatments are limited. ALS of Michigan, Inc. is a non profit organization which provides services, education and support to people with ALS, their families and caregivers in Michigan to help them live as fully as possible.
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