Taking steps toward a cure for ALS

By Scott Sasina

August 9, 2014 Updated Aug 9, 2014 at 10:27 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG-Binghamton) Spiedie Fest may have been last weekend, but hundreds of people went back to Otsiningo Park Saturday to take steps toward a cure for ALS.

The Walk to Defeat ALS kicked off Saturday morning.

More than 350 people hit the pavement to raise money to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.

Family, friends, loved ones and even some people with the disease walked around the park.

Co-chairwoman of the walk, Emily Arbes, said the event not only raises money but raises awareness, and the crowd grows larger every year.

"It's a great feeling. We've worked really hard and thought of new ideas to spread the word and to make people want to raise money and to see this, I think it means we did something right," Arbes said.

The Walk to Defeat ALS is an annual event in the Southern Tier, and around the county.

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