BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Hundreds showed up to support a good cause and fight a devastating disease.
Mall of America hosted the Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday.
Walkers raised money to help fund research aimed at stopping ALS. Thousands live with the disease.
For one man, the event hits close to home.
“I was fortunate enough to participate in one of the research studies. It was funded by the ALS Association and a few other major companies to get a drug that was effective at slowing progression. And that study is a benefit to all of us.’ said Alan Downs.
Kirsten Mitchell from WCCO attended the event.
The walk raised almost $450,000 dollars and counting.
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