Westerville News & Public Opinion

'Crowes for Cindy!' team in ALS walk

In honor of Westerville City Schools Board of Education member Cindy Crowe, a team of walkers is being formed to participate in the two-mile Walk to Defeat ALS event, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Fred Beekman Park on the campus of Ohio State University.

Westerville City Schools employee Kim Cody is serving as captain, and the team's motto is, "Westerville Crowes for Cindy!" Money raised from the walk will help lead global research, assist people with ALS, fund multidisciplinary certified clinical care centers, and foster government partnerships.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages two to five years from the time of diagnosis.There is no cure.

For information about joining the team or making a donation, visit tinyurl.com/mx9f49t.