is the name of our Team which will be walking to defeat ALS this coming Saturday,
October 3, 2020. Our walk will be about 3 miles in length, beginning and ending at
Trefry Park just past the entrance to Rocky Neck, opposite the parking lot. This is the
culmination of the North Shore ALS annual fundraiser and promises to be a good time.
The plan is for walkers to meet at the park from 10:15 on, when coffee plus will be
served, and for our walk to start at 10:45. This event usually takes place at Endicott
College but will be virtual this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The opening ceremony
will be presented on Zoom, for those who are interested.
We welcome anyone who would like to join us. Masks are required and we will be social
distancing. If you would like to make a donation to help find a cure for ALS, the Donate
link below will take you to the page where you can do so. All donations on behalf of
Team Paige Walkers will be directed to the Healey Center at Mass General, which is
conducting much very promising research.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes
another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world
with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that
slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life
expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS
can strike anyone.
We hope to see you here.
Leslie Pearlman, Team Captain