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Support the WJTV Walk to Defeat ALS Team

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The 2014 Jackson Walk to Defeat ALS will be held on September 27th at Trustmark Part in Pearl, MS.  WJTV and all of our employees are committed to making this a successful Walk year and we've created a walk team! 

If you'd like to support our walk team, you may donate HERE.  Just click "Donate Now" next to any of our team members' names.  This way you can make sure your donation goes to our local ALS Association Chapter.

If you'd like to register for the walk or start your own team visit the Jackson Walk to Defeat ALS page.


Why We Need Your Help

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 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.

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