BOSTON (CBS) – Hundreds of people took part in the Boston walk to defeat ALS at Castle Island on Sunday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe talked to a New Hampshire family dealing with ALS:

Commonly referred to as Lou Gherig’s Disease, ALS “is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles,” according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Sen. Scott Brown was on hand for the walk in honor of a college friend who has the disease.

“Massachusetts is No. 2 in the country in getting the funding that can help with the breakthroughs that are, in fact, happening to try to get a handle on this devastating disease,” said Sen. Brown.

“So, I just want to thank you all for coming here and for what you’re doing,” Brown added.

For more information on the walk, visit the organization’s website.

  1. Charlie Guenard says:

    Strange that the Globe and other major papers ignored this event. Seems the only time they cover anything ALS related is when former Gov. Celluci is making news. With all the local world class research and thousands of others being affected that they could put a few words in the paper once and a while ESP this walk had 1000 plus people there.

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