Neighbors walk in support of Larry
Article and photo by Carin R. Kirkegaard
On an ideal fall morning in October, neighbors gathered in Castle Pines to walk with Team Larry and show their support in helping to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Larry Harms, longtime resident and director of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association was diagnosed with ALS in 2012.
Harms has brought his team to the local organization’s walk in Denver for the past seven years. Due to COVID-19, most of the fundraising efforts were either postponed or canceled. Harms decided to sponsor his own event.
“This has had a huge impact on our ability to provide support for those in our area suffering from ALS, as well as funding research to find a cure,” stated Harms.
ALS was first discovered in 1869, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national attention to the disease when it ended the baseball player’s career. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, eventually leading to death.
To donate to finding a cure or for more information, visit http://webco.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=CO_homepage.