Baton Rouge Walk to Defeat ALS fundraiser planned for Saturday

March toward treatment and cure for ALS

ALS walk

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter of The ALS Association is planning their annual Walk to Defeat ALS to bring hope to people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a rare neuorological disease. The chapter invites the community to join in the march.

The chapter says your participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS has a direct impact on people with ALS and their families at the local level.

(Source: Childers, Allison)

The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter’s fundraising goal is $125,000, with proceeds allowing the regional chapter to provide programs and services to families affected by ALS, a motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. A portion of proceeds will also fund global, cutting-edge research. As of Wednesday, October 24, the group has raised $60,000.

“It’s gonna' be a great day for families and supporters to come out, support these families,” said walk manager, Claire Trahan.

The Baton Rouge Walk to Defeat ALS will be held at Perkins Rowe on Saturday, October 27.


  • Saturday, October 27
  • Perkins Rowe
  • 10202 Perkins Rowe
  • Walk Check-in: 9 a.m. 
  • Walk Start: 10 a.m.

CLICK HERE to register as a team, join a team or walk as an individual.

You can also choose simply to make a donation to support the mission of The ALS Association. CLICK HERE to make a donation. Your donation in support of the Walk to Defeat ALS will make a difference in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

“It means so much to our families and we could not do that without the funding,” said Trahan.

For more information, contact Claire Trahan at 225-343-9880 or email

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