Portland, September 25th. Despite the rain, the Walk to Defeat ALS(R) had over 4,000 participants joining forces to raise money. On Portland’s waterfront, supporters came to help fight ALS. The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter raised an estimated $447,000 with the walk.
Ran’s Fans, in green shirts, was a team formed in honor of Randy Cadonau. According to organizers, the Cadonau Family own and operate Alpenrose Dairy and are huge advocates for the fight against ALS
The event provides much needed awareness and funding for local services to families living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and support for nationwide advocacy efforts and international research efforts.
The ALS Association’s Oregon & SW Washington Chapter was founded in 2002 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. ALSA covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.