Miami-Dade County

Bayfront Park will host Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday

File photo from the 2009 Walk to Defeat ALS
File photo from the 2009 Walk to Defeat ALS

This Saturday, more than a thousand people will gather for a cause.

The annual Walk to Defeat ALS will send charity teams on a two-mile trek, starting at 10 a.m. at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd.

The walk raises money for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The illness attacks the nervous system and weakens muscles to the point of paralysis. There is no cure.

As of Friday night, charity teams raised around $72,000, just over half of their goal. The top team, the University of Miami’s Phi Delta Theta, raised more than $10,000.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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