ALS Walk set for Saturday in Kennewick

Kennewick's Walk to Defeat ALS, the ALS Association's national signature event, will be Saturday.

Each year, more than 100,000 people, including ALS patients, families, friends and corporate leaders join together to raise money in support of the association's research and community-based patient services programs.

Now in its 12th year, about 150 walks will be held around the country in 2011.

The Kennewick walk is at Columbia Park and begins with a 9 a.m. check-in followed by the walk at 10 a.m.

For more information and online registration, go to www.alsa-ec.org or call 866 STOP ALS (786-7257); register online at www.walktodefeatals.org.