Helping Other People Endure
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Isle of Palms, SC
Race Honorees: Mrs. Blanche Bell and Mr. Roy "Arlie" Porter
Race will be held rain or shine.
The 5th Annual ALS H.O.P.E. Race/Walk is organized by the Physical Therapy Class of 2006 at the Medical University of SC.
ALS, or Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis, is a neuromuscular disorder that affects motor neurons (large nerve cells and their axons that reach
from the brain to the spinal cord and muscles throughout the body). Lou Gehrig, the famous baseball player, was diagnosed
with ALS, which is commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” As the disease progresses, voluntary
muscle movements are affected, with total paralysis occurring in the later stages; however, the person’s mind and ability
to think remains unaffected. For more information about ALS, please contact the ALS Association or
the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, which serves SC and NC.
proceeds will be donated to the Carolinas Chapter of the ALS Association to support patients with ALS and to advance research
for this progressive disease. Proceeds will be donated in honor of Mrs. Blanche
Bell of Charleston, SC, and Mr. Roy “Arlie” Porter also of Charleston, SC.
To register for the race, go to the top of this page and select "Race Information." You
can also register online at Active.com!
Special Thanks to:
Dough Re Mi Pizzeria