EUGENE, Ore. — More than 100 people walked through downtown Eugene Saturday with the hopes of defeating one of the deadliest diseases out there.
The Walk to Defeat ALS event was put on by the ALS Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.
One participant who has the disease described why he came out to support the event.
“I believe that more response and more action should be presented to the public,” said participant David Collier.
The ALS Association raises money to fund global research and provide assistance for people suffering from the disease.