2010-10-01 / Community

Former Rockaway Resident Fights Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)


Andre Williams, a former Rockaway resident, now residing on Long Island, participated in the walk to defeat ALS on September 26 at Eisenhower Park in Westbury. Williams, with the help of his family and friends raised $760. The donation was matched by his wife, Antoinette’s employer. Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease on every front. The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The Association’s national signature fundraising event, Walk to Defeat ALS, is held in numerous cities in the fall and spring across the nation by the association’s nationwide network of chapters. Since the debut of the Walk in 2000, the event has raised more than $100 million. More than 100,000 people with ALS, their friends, families, and the corporate community come together in support of this nationwide effort. Andre Williams, a former Rockaway resident, now residing on Long Island, participated in the walk to defeat ALS on September 26 at Eisenhower Park in Westbury. Williams, with the help of his family and friends raised $760. The donation was matched by his wife, Antoinette’s employer. Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease on every front. The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The Association’s national signature fundraising event, Walk to Defeat ALS, is held in numerous cities in the fall and spring across the nation by the association’s nationwide network of chapters. Since the debut of the Walk in 2000, the event has raised more than $100 million. More than 100,000 people with ALS, their friends, families, and the corporate community come together in support of this nationwide effort.


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