The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter is Holding the 8th Annual Walk to Defeat ALS on Long Island.

Long Island, NY – Continuing on the success of past years, The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter announces the date of Saturday, September 27, 2008 as the next Walk to Defeat ALS being held at Eisenhower Park on Long Island. Individual walkers or teams of walkers are invited to register for the Walk to Defeat ALS through the contact methods listed below.

The largest ALS Association Walk in the country, this year promises to be bigger than ever. Last year the Long Island Walk to Defeat ALS raised nearly $1 million, the most money raised by any Walk event of any ALS Association chapter in the United States.

We hope to do even better and with your help we can continue to raise funds for the care of ALS patients through services and equipment lending, and the funding of cutting edge research to find a cure.

Expected to attend this year’s Walk on Long Island is Q104.3 Radio DJ, Ken Dashow, and Sam Ryan, CBS Television Sports Anchor for CBS 2 News.

What: 2008 Long Island Walk to Defeat ALS
Where: Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY
When: Saturday, 9/27/08
Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. Walk begins at 11:00 AM.
Contact: RSVP to Kristina, walk@als-ny.org or 800-672-8857
Details: To register and for more information, visit www.alswalks.org

About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS):

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Usually fatal within 3-5 years, the disease deprives the victims the use of their bodies, eventually losing the ability to move, speak, eat or breathe on their own.

About The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter:

As one of The ALS Association’s leading chapters, the Greater New York Chapter plays a major role in promoting the mission to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS.

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For more information or to schedule media coverage please contact:

Jennifer Lowy, Director of Marketing & Special Events 212-720-3048, lowy@als-ny.org

Lon S. Cohen, Director of Communications 212-720-3058, lcohen@als-ny.org

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