Volunteers are crucial to making the Walk a success—doing everything from helping to load and unload the truck, to hanging up signs, working game/activity booths, greeting patients and walkers, stocking water coolers, to registering new Walkers and more. Your commitment is what drives The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio and allows them to provide critical services to families living with ALS, and research to find a cure.
Where: Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
When: Sunday, September 22, 9am – 12pm
Event Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is ALS?: ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
About Columbus Gives Back: We love Columbus, young professionals, and getting involved! Our mission is to connect young professionals across central Ohio and engage them in our communities through 35-40 social volunteer and philanthropic opportunities per month.
Additional Info: These opportunities will require you to be on your feet most of the day, so remember to wear comfortable shoes
#SocialTwist: After the event, we encourage you to join us for food or drinks and have fun with other cool volunteers like you!
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend this event.