DEFEAT ALS: Walk Raises Money

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A walk Saturday will help the people participating, but it will also help victims of a deadly disease.

Saturday is the 3-mile "Walk to Defeat ALS" in Des Moines.

The disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, attacks the neuromuscular system.

You can help Iowans with ALS Saturday during a 3-mile walk at Principal Park.

Friday, organizers packed up supplies in preparation for the walk.

The goal is to raise $350,000.  As of Friday, they've already raised over $287,000. Eighty five-percent of the money raised stays in the state.  It helps patients and their families pay for equipment and services, including on-site visits.

You can still register at Principal Park at 9:00 Saturday morning.  The walk starts at 10:00.

Organizers are hoping to see more than 2,500 walkers on the course.