Annual ALS walk Sept. 11 in Portland

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PORTLAND — An annual walk to raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be held at the Baxter Boulevard entrance of Payson Park on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Registration will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m.

ALS, known more commonly as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an incurable, progressive neuromuscular condition that impacts 30,000 people each year. Life expectancy from the time of diagnosis is two to five years.

The 3.5-mile walk, organized by the Northern New England Chapter of the ALS Association, is being held to raise funds for patient services and research for people with the disease.

Log onto to register for the event or learn more about it, or call Portland walk chairwoman Cindy Churchill at 829-4570.