On Saturday, October 6th I had the pleasure of joining in on the Philly ALS Walk. I joined the walk in honor of my nephew Brian (pictured above with his family and a small portion of his supporters.) It was a perfect autumn day, and there was a very large and enthusiastic crowd at Citizens Bank Park. Beautiful people on a beautiful day!
It was the place to be!
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord which control voluntary muscle movement. As ALS progresses, it effects the muscles associated with speech, swallowing, chewing and breathing. The median onset of this horrifying disease is 50 years old. Unfortunately, Brian was diagnosed with ALS in June of 2010 at the youthful age of 26.