Dowd Bennett LLP Serves as Title Sponsor for 2016 Walk to Defeat ALS®
On Saturday June 25, 2016, more than 3,255 walkers and 175 teams from across the region came together as a community in Forest Park to take part in the 2016 Walk to Defeat ALS. The 2016 Walk to Defeat ALS® was the biggest Walk in the history of the St. Louis Regional Chapter. Dowd Bennett served as the Title Sponsor for the Walk, and partner Kelly Murrie provided the opening remarks as the 2016 Walk’s Honorary Chair.
With the support of Dowd Bennett, Team Tammy Hardy raised over $34,000 and proudly walked in honor of Kelly Murrie’s sister, Tammy Hardy, who lost her battle with ALS in November of 2008. Thanks to all the donations and fundraising efforts from the community, the Walk raised over $420,000. Donations will continue to be accepted through October 2016.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal, neuromuscular disease that slowly deprives its victims of both their mobility and their ability to breathe. Money raised from the Walk funds care for those ALS patients who otherwise might not be able to afford it as well as supports research efforts so that one day we may live in a world without this destructive disease.
For more information on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or to donate to The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter, please visit their website at www.alsa-stl.org or call (888)873-8539.