BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will welcome the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter for its annual Walk To Defeat ALS Central Jersey event at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Oct. 7.
More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something that matters. The Walk to Defeat ALS is The ALS Association’s the organization's biggest annual event, which raises funds for local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.
The Walk Check-In begins at 9 a.m. with the Walk kicking off at 11 a.m. Participants will start and end the Walk on the warning track of the playing field at TD Bank Ballpark.
The event will feature displays and interaction with several partners of the ALS Association, food, music, and fun.
For more information, or to sign up to participate, visit the website.
The ALS Association's mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
As one of The ALS Association's leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter plays a major role in promoting the mission of The ALS Association by:
- Providing quality services to patients and families living with ALS throughout the greater New York area, including central New Jersey.
- Funding aggressive, cutting-edge research to find a cure that utilizes the newest techniques and fosters collaborative initiatives among government agencies, the private sector and scientists.
- - Supporting The ALS Association's national advocacy program to expand government support of research and elicit programs to make treatments and care accessible and affordable for all ALS patients.
- Heightening awareness of ALS in order to stimulate volunteerism, scientific and healthcare community activism, and public support that is essential to the fight against ALS.