Greensboro, NC -- The sun was shinning for walkers at the 2012 Greensboro Walk to Defeat ALS. The fundraiser was held at Center City Park Saturday morning.
Walkers of all ages turned out to support the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease.
ALS attacks the motor neurons in the body which causes weakening and paralysis of muscles. People with early symptoms of ALS notice a weakening in their hands and feet. As ALS moves into advanced stages, people with the disease may become wheelchair bound and have to use a ventilatory. There is no known cure for ALS.
That is why the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter of ALS Association holds the annual fundraising event. They hope to help raise awareness about the disease and raise money to help find a cure.
WFMY News 2 Meteorologist Leigh Brock emceed the event. Close to 2,000 people attended Saturday's walk to fight ALS. Walkers raised over $200,000 in support of the ALS Association.
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