People with Lou Gehrig's disease, family members, friends, caregivers and others affected by ALS will come together for the 2018 Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS set for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Boardwalk at the Bandstand, 1 Rehoboth Ave.

Funds will be raised for research and community-based patient services programs for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS is a progressive motor neuron disease, which causes patients to eventually lose control of voluntary muscles of the body.

“Ten years ago, we created the Rehoboth Beach Walk to Defeat ALS to improve the lives of ALS families in Delaware,” said Mary Ann Wollter, who started the walk in 2008 with her daughter Mary Lou in memory of her husband Gene. “With more fundraising and awareness and help from new Walk teams, we can expand care to more families and get closer to an effective ALS treatment.”

Registration begins at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

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