Lone Star College-Montgomery and the local Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association chapter will sponsor the annual ALS walk at LSC-Montgomery on Saturday, November 1 at 9 a.m., to help spread awareness and raise funds for Lou Gehrig's disease.
Wellness Center and the local Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association chapter, and join thousands of walkers who are spreading awareness, raising funds for care services, and bringing hope to people living with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The ALS walk will be held at the Wet Campus Drive parking lot on the LSC-Montgomery campus Saturday, November 1. Registration will start at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. There is no cost for participation, but donations are greatly appreciated.
ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The disease causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure. ALS most often strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and an estimated 450,000 people worldwide live with the disease.
“Having accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge at LSC-Montgomery, I feel strongly about this event,” said Dr. Austin Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. “I encourage everyone to come out in support of a tremendous association raising money and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The LSC-Montgomery Wellness Center allows faculty, staff, students and the community the opportunity to improve health and quality of life with its unique programming. The center offers a fully equipped, professionally staffed exercise facility, and a variety of classes and workshops to suit any wellness needs.
“We just want everyone that can to come out, walk, and have a great time,” said Scott Hankosky, instructional specialist for the Wellness Center at LSC-Montgomery. “Everyone who is representing LSC-Montgomery is asked to wear his or her LSC-Montgomery gear. We will do a team picture to display how we represent our school.”
For more information about the ALS walk, visit web.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=10203&pg=entry or email Scott Hankosky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.