LAIE, Hawaii (Sept. 18, 2013) – The BYU-Hawaii softball team will be hitting the pavement for a good cause on Saturday, Sept. 21 as the team joins the Hawaii Walk to Defeat ALS in Honolulu.
ALS, Amyrotophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease.
The event is an opportunity to empower people with ALS, their families, friends and the business community to raise funds for care and a cure, and to join together in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country bring their determination, energy, and passion to the Walk to Defeat ALS.
This is the inaugural event in Hawaii, though the Walk to Defeat ALS was first started in 2000 and has since spread throughout the United States. It is fitting with Lou Gehrig's career and impact on the baseball and softball community that the Seasiders take time to participate in the first event in Hawaii for such a terrific cause.
The walk will be held at Kapiolani Regional Park in Honolulu. Registration the day of the event will be open at 9:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 10:30 and the walk start time at 11:00 a.m. Anyone interested can register online at www.WalkToDefeatALS.org.
The 2013 Hawaii Walk to Defeat ALS event is very special for many reasons, but most importantly, for the direct impact it will have on Hawaii's ALS community. Money raised at the Hawaii Walk to Defeat ALS will be used to bring much needed services to patients living with ALS and their families throughout the State of Hawaii.
The Walk started as a small group of concerned citizens has now grown to a nation-wide campaign with more than 175,000 participants annually. Since 2000, the events have had continued positive growth and have raised over $159 million toward a vision - a world without ALS.
For more information please contact Victoria "Nohea" Nakaahiki, Walk Committee Chair at HawaiiWalk@alsagoldenwest.org or (808) 523-2500 ext. 755.