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ALS walk to raise money and awareness

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Posted By: Camila Orti

Hundreds of people gathered at Antelope Park for the annual ALS walk.

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a fatal disease centered in the brain, causing paralysis and eventually loss of all physical ability.

There is still no cure.

Organizers say more than 500 people walked on Saturday to raise funds for care and research.

Jim Shadley says more than 20 family and friends of his wife, Kathi, came to support the cause.

Kathi died in January from ALS.

"We have to raise awareness, there are many terrible diseases in the world, but ALS is not very well-known because only about two in 100,000 people get it," Shadley said.

Organizers say more than $40,000 are raised every year from the walk.

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