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Tailing the Komets

Don't forget the ALS walk

Is this Sunday at IPFW. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the 3K walk at 12:30 p.m.

Commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease that currently affects 30,000 people living in the United States. 5,000 new cases of ALS will be diagnosed this year.

Every 90 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone in the United States dies from ALS.

The life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years from the date of diagnosis.

For registration information, call the Indiana Chapter of The ALS Association at 1-888-508-3232 or go online to www.alsaindiana.org.

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Tue, 10/06/2009 - 4:20pm

A very good cause, indeed. It may be more commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease" but I always think of it as "what Stephen Hawking has" -- and he's one of the lucky ones just to have survived so long.

Blueline Baby
Tue, 10/06/2009 - 6:28pm

Aww, man....I miss all these weekend things now. Sorry. Hockey rules every weekend now in this house. Saturday and Sundays are now consumed. Does McMillen rent cots? Best of luck to the ALS Association that this goes well, with no rain.