Valley Toyota Dealers Association is the Presenting Sponsor for The Scottsdale Walk to Defeal ALS. Other Sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care Corner, Bonneville International, Permobil, Bank of Arizona and RLS Carpentry

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Corporate partners team up with local ALS Association to form walk teams and increase sponsorship

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Valley Toyota Dealers Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Care Corner, Bonneville International, Permobil, Bank of Arizona, and RLS Carpentry are joining the fight against ALS and sponsoring The Scottsdale Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, October 20, 2012 benefitting The ALS Association Arizona Chapter.

The walk is being held at Scottsdale Stadium for the third year, where ALS patients with their families and friends will make a 3 mile hike to defeat ALS, with hopes that their steps make a difference in the lives of more than 160 ALS patients in the Valley.

For the second year, Valley Toyota Dealers is generously donating their sponsorship to the walk. Blue Cross Blue Shield returning and Bank of Arizona have also added their names to this year’s great list of sponsors. In addition, Care Corner, Bonneville International, Permobil and RLS Carpentry are proud to join the fight against ALS.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord. When the cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement dies with them. With only two to five years to live, these patients have an urgent need and the community is stepping in to fill it by walking for those who can’t.

The Walk to Defeat ALS is the Association’s signature event raising nearly $450,000 in Arizona last year to support local patient care and cutting-edge research. To register for the Scottsdale Walk, call 602-297-3800 or visit http://walkaz.alsa.org.

What:    The Scottsdale Walk to Defeat ALS®

When:    Saturday, October 22, 2011
        9:00 AM – Registration
        10:00 AM - Walk

Where:    Scottsdale Stadium
        7408 E Osborn Rd
        Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Why:    To raise funds and awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive, fatal
        neurodegenerative disease. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. All proceeds raised will
        support patient care and comfort, as well as research for treatments and a cure.

For more information:     
The ALS Association Arizona Chapter
http://www.alsaz.org
602-297-3800

About The ALS Association Arizona Chapter:
The ALS Association Arizona Chapter is dedicated to finding a cure for ALS while empowering the lives of those living with the disease through care, advocacy, research, education and support.
For more information about The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, log on to http://www.alsaz.org

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