ALS Walk Held in Bangor

Updated 5 years ago

Heavy rain wasn’t enough to stop dedicated walkers from coming out for a cause in Bangor Saturday.The second annual Bangor Walk to Defeat A-L-S kicked off at Hayford Park.Walk Chair Lisa Kingsbury was thrilled that despite the weather, attendance was up…more than 200 walkers took part this year.The goal for this year’s walk was 25-thousand dollars…all of which will go towards research for treatment options and a cure.Kingsbury got involved with the cause because husband has A-L-S…also known as “lou Gehrig’s Disease”…it’s a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.The life expectancy of an A-L-S patient averages two to five years from the time of diagnosis.


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