BEREA – Hundreds of people gathered at Baldwin Wallace University on Sunday to help raise money for patients battling ALS in Northern Ohio.
Staff, caregivers and volunteers of The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter were at the walk as well.
This year marked the 16th annual Cleveland Walk to Defeat ALS.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is characterized by a progressive degeneration of motor neurons, which are responsible for connecting brain signals with voluntary muscle movement.
Life expectancy for an ALS patient is two to five years from diagnosis.
The mission of the ALS Association is to continue to treat the disease while getting closer to finding a cure.