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Families dealing with ALS should know about these events

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The ALS Association is hosting an event, "ALS Association:  Improving Access to Support Services & Care Strategies for Health Agencies" on Tuesday. 

The event is from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Deaconess Physician Center, room 350 on the Deaconess Hospital campus.

The program will include topics such as: ‘Lou Gehrig's Disease 101—the basics of ALS'; a summary of services available in the Tri-State; and networking opportunities with other attendees.

The event is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling Lou Rafail, Care Services Program Manager, at 317-915-9888 or via email at lrafail@alsaindiana.org.

The second ALS Association event is a kick-off event for the 2013 Walk to Defeat ALS.

The walk kick-off takes place on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Deaconess Physician Center, room 350 on the Deaconess Hospital campus.

Attendees are invited to wear a favorite superhero costume.

Walkers are wanted for this annual event that raises both awareness of ALS and funding for ALS-related services. For more information, call 317-915-9888 or cwise@alsaindiana.org

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