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What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” currently affects as many as 30,000 Americans, with an average of 15 people newly diagnosed daily. ALS has no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. It is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. With ALS, those nerve cells begin to die, leading to muscle weakness, paralysis, and worsening respiratory functions. This will eventually lead to their death and usually within 5 years from their initial symptoms. As the disease progresses, it will affect all activities of daily living, including eating, dressing, writing, walking, breathing and talking. ALS is a relentless disease and there is no known cause or cure.

Our Mission

To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS by making cutting-edge research available, and to encourage and empower People with ALS (PALS) and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care, needed resources, and support as they battle this disease.

Description of the BEAT FEET for ALS event

Every year, hundreds of people including ALS patients, families, friends, volunteers, and corporate leaders join together to raise funds in support of the local ALS Clinics where they provide patient service programs and the latest trials in clinical research. This year, the ALS Clinic at Augusta University Neuroscience Center is hosting the BEAT FEET for ALS event at the Augusta Riverwalk. The walk is up to 3 miles and will include music, snacks, and fun activities for the whole family. To show support, ALS Walk T-shirts are worn; however, many teams create their own custom T-shirts to show their enthusiasm and team pride.

Why should I become a sponsor?

The recruitment of sponsors helps us to offset the cost of hosting these fund raising events so the majority of the funds raised go to directly supporting our ALS patients and our ongoing research at the ALS Clinics.

How can I become a sponsor?

Click here and find the right sponsorship level for you. Certain sponsorship levels are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Whether through a tax-deductible financial cash contribution, cause-related marketing program, or an in-kind product service/donation, the ALS Clinic at Augusta University Neuroscience Center is eager to explore new and innovative ways to partner with your company. When you are ready, fill out the Sponsorship Confirmation form (the last page) and return it.
October 27, 2018
Registration:  8:30am
Warm up & Announcements:  10:00am
Walk:  10:30am
Raffle:  11:30am

To show support, ALS walk shirts are worn; however, many teams create custom T-shirts to show their enthusiasm and team pride.    


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