More than 1,000 people are expected to gather for the Palm Beach Walk to Defeat ALS, March 22 at Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach.

Walk to Defeat ALS is a nationwide effort to raise money for research, programs and patient care for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

There is currently no cure for patients diagnosed with ALS, which eventually leads to paralysis because it attacks the nervous system in the brain or spinal cord.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and his wife Dorothy Bradshaw, who lost her father to the disease, are co-chairing the two-mile walk.

Last year, nearly $1 million was raised from walks around the state of Florida, according to an event press release.

The walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Okeeheelee Park is located at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach.

To find out more, go to http://webfl.alsa.org/site/TR?fr_id=9731&pg=entry, at www.alsa.org. or call 813/637-9000.