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Event 100 years in the making begins day by taking steps to defeat disease

Event 100 years in the making begins day by taking steps to defeat disease

ROCKLAND, Wis. (WBKT) - The last day of a centennial celebration in Rockland started out with a Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday.

Organizers said the walk takes advantage of Rockland's beautiful bike trails.

The walk raises awareness about the neauro-degenerative disease and raises funds for ALS research and an ALS support group that meets in La Crosse.

One facilitator with the support group, Carolyn Herman, had a son who died from ALS. She started the Rockland ALS Walk with her daughter four years ago in his memory.

"Families are really stretched to the max with a disease like this. It isn't just the person that's afflicted. Our support group can reach out to anybody: families, friends, anybody's welcome to come," said Herman.

The support group meets the second Saturday of every month at Gundersen Health System.

Rockland's centennial continued with live music and youth kickball at 6:00 p.m. and a fireworks show at 10:00 p.m.

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