The Annual Walk to Defeat ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) marched through the Great Park in Irvine on Nov. 5. Hundreds of walkers and wheelchair patients along with several thousand well wishers celebrated survivors and raised money for research on ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a degenerative neuromuscular disease which, in most cases, produces severe disababling paralysis and death within five years. Pat Carney, a long term survivor of almost 20 years, joined Katherine Serynek (age 16) at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
— All photos by Lawrence Sherwin ©