Berkowitz and Hanna LLC sponsored the 2011 ALS of Connecticut “Walk to Defeat ALS” in New Haven on Sept. 11, 2011, New Britain on Sept. 24, 2011, and Westport on Oct. 16, 2011 in an effort to help raise money and awareness to fight this catastrophic disease.
The walk drew over 1,000 walkers and ALS raised over $100k from the walk.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement throughout the body. With ALS, these cells die and the body’s muscles become weak and paralyzed. All the while, the mind remains sharp and aware of the total paralysis that is quickly setting in. Upon diagnosis, doctors give ALS patients only 2 to 5 years to live. There is no known cure for ALS.
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against this catastrophic disease. It is a group of individuals who are compassionate, committed and relentless in the fight to defeat ALS. The ALS Connecticut Chapter offers care to more than 175 patients and families living in Connecticut and funds research to find the cause for ALS.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the walk!