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Bank Mutual Sponsor of the 2016 Milwaukee Walk/Run to Defeat ALS®

Posted by Bank Mutual on Mar 29, 2016 05:00:00 AM

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Bank Mutual is proud to sponsor the upcoming 2016 Milwaukee Walk/Run to Defeat ALS being held on Sunday, October 9, at Greenfield Park from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The event, hosted by the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, provides an opportunity to bring hope to people with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and to join together to fight. 

Last year, more than 6,000 supporters brought their determination to the Walk/Run and raised funds to benefit the Chapter’s Care Services programs. That number is expected to rise significantly this year as participants work to exceed the $450,000 fundraising goal that was set back in January.

“We’re proud to support the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter through our sponsorship of the Milwaukee Walk/Run to defeat ALS,” stated Greg Larson, Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking. “We greatly value our partnership with this organization and support its mission to lead the fight in treating and curing ALS.”

The Walk/Run brings hope to those living with ALS and a chance for individuals with the disease and their families and friends to spend a day with others in the ALS community. People participate to honor or remember a loved one with the disease, to show their support for the cause, or to walk as a member of a corporate team.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival.

To participate in the Milwaukee Walk/Run to Defeat ALS, and join the Bank Mutual team in the fight, visit walktodefeatals.org. To see what the ALS community is up to, visit vsals.org

About The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter

In the quest to create a world without ALS, our vision is to care for and support all people living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, as we leave no stone unturned in our relentless search for a cure.  We will achieve our vision by upholding our commitment to be the:

  1. Preeminent organization and catalyst in funding and promoting ALS research;

  2. Most comprehensive provider of care and support services to the Wisconsin ALS community;

  3. Leading advocate for the Wisconsin ALS community; and

  4. Recognized authority and most trusted ALS source of information and education.

For more information about The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, visit alsawi.org.