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ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a deadly illness with no cure. But we are working to change that. This year Messiah Lutheran Church together with Thrivent and the rest of the Huntsville community came together with one goal in mind. Defeating ALS.

Thanks to you, the 2011 Huntsville Walk to Defeat ALS was a success!

You helped raise $151,127.60, critical funds that enable us to continue providing hope and courage to those living with ALS.

And in case you haven’t heard. Two weeks ago a major breakthrough was made in the fight to defeat ALS. For the first time, the cause of all forms of ALS has been isolated. It’s not a cure, but as long as ALS has been known, no one really had any idea what caused the disease. Now that a cause is known, researchers can begin work on treatments.  http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2011/08/siddique-als-breakthrough.html

Thank you for your unwavering support to help us create a world without ALS.