The ninth annual Lewis Owens "Walk to DeFeat ALS" and silent auction will be Saturday at Applebee's Park in Lexington.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 10. The walk and auction are open to the public. All proceeds go to the Kentucky ALS Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a devastating and always fatal neuromuscular disease. There is no cure.
Last year's event drew more than 500 walkers and raised more than $85,000 for research and patient services.
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The walk is named for Owens, a Herald-Leader publisher, who died of ALS.