People walk to find cure for ALS

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Hundreds showed up to walk to defeat ALS at the Mississippi Braves Trustmark Park.

WJTV’s Melanie Christopher was the host of this event.

Several teams came together to raise money to help find a cure for this deadly disease.

ALS affects the nerves and muscles in a person’s body.

Most people who develop this are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old.

“By getting the word out, it gives attentions to the problem by getting attention to the problem. It brings money into the organization and that’s the only way that we’re going to be able to come up with any treatments or cures,” Ray Grill, the team captain for the Mississippi ALS Stars.

There is currently no cure for this illness and treatments are limited.

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