Sun, Jul 19|
Virtual - The 5K course of your choice
Run to Defeat - ALS Virtual 5K
Join this is a virtual 5K race to raise awareness, provide support the search for a cure and to Defeat ALS.
Time & Location
Jul 19, 2020, 8:00 AM EDT – Jul 26, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT
Virtual - The 5K course of your choice, United States
About the event
ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) affects 5,000 people each year and usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70. Those with ALS may lose the ability to speak, eat, move, breathe and the disease can ultimately be fatal. We've all heard of and maybe even participated in the "Ice Bucket Challenge" We are extremely greatful of how much awareness that movement brought to ALS. This race supports the ongoing efforts of what the Ice Bucket Challenge started.
A portion of the proceeds will support the ongoing research at The Packard Center.
The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins has been on forefront of ALS research for the past twenty years. Their approach to research is one where they facilitate intense scientific collaboration across institutional and administrative boundaries. Their aim is to provide innovative, promising, focused projects with researchers who understand that collaboration is a powerful catalyst in ending the disease.
To learn more about ALS or to donate directly to The Packard Center, please visit: www.packardcenter.org