When it comes to making real change happen, it takes a certain kind of person to be an ALS advocate. A person who not only generously shares their story, but who can connect and inspire others to listen- especially those in government office.
Kate Linder has portrayed “ Esther Valentine ” on CBS’ The Young and the Restless , the #1 rated soap opera, for 39 years. In 2008, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She's been a tireless advocate for the ALS community and The ALS Association’s National Celebrity Spokesperson for well over a decade, and received the Golden West Chapter’s Spotlight Award in 2016.
This year's walk on October 23 will once again be virtual - making walking even easier. ALL PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS will receive a Zoom registration the week of the Walk. Kate has generously agreed to invite anyone who raises or donates $100 or more for Team Kate Linder to be welcomed to a special Zoom meet-and-greet reception, with Kate, on Walk Day (October 23, time TBA). Anyone who raises or donates $250 or more will be entitled to a private 30-minute Zoom meet-and-greet with Kate at a date and time to be mutually agreed upon. For inquiries about these exclusive incentives, please contact Jessica Partida, Director, Community Outreach, at email@example.com.
Join Kate as she walks in memory of her dear brother-in-law, Scott Buzzell.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s why we’re participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!