Run/walk in Browerville will support ALS researchThe fifth annual ALS Run 4 Research in Browerville will take place Sunday, May 1 in support of PALS (people with ALS) and ALS research while honoring the memory of Dick Becker.
By: Staff Report , Alexandria Echo Press
The fifth annual ALS Run 4 Research in Browerville will take place Sunday,
May 1 in support of PALS (people with ALS) and ALS research while
honoring the memory of Dick Becker.
Packet and T-shirt pick up begins at
9 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m. at the Becker Farm in
Browerville. You can choose to run/walk a 5K or 10K route. Snacks and
refreshments will be provided for participants.
Pre-registration is required by April 5 to guarantee yourself this year's T-shirt. Registration can also be completed at the farm the morning of the event, however, there is no guarantee of T-shirts for same day registration.
To pre-register, go to: http://run4research.alseventnetwork.com
All proceeds go to the ALS Association, MN Chapter to support patient
services and fund research. This year's event is sponsored by the
following Sponsors: Gold - American Foods Group, American Heritage
National Bank, Country Financial & Tischler Wood Products
Silver - Game Day Athletic & Konetzko's Meat Market
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's
disease, is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system,
characterized by the death of the motor neurons. This results in a
gradual wasting away of voluntary muscles, often leading to total
paralysis. The life expectancy of a person living with ALS is usually
two to five years from diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure for ALS,
but advances in medical technology are allowing ALS patients to lead
more productive lives. In Minnesota alone, there are between 300-400 people
living with ALS. Every week two persons are diagnosed with ALS and two
succumb to the disease.
The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live
fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. To receive additional information or to pre-register for this event, phone (888) 672-0484 or check the website: