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ALS Awareness

March 3rd, 2009 by flanews

People living with ALS, also know as Lou Gehrigs Disease, were at the state capitol Tuesday to raise awareness and research dollars.

The ALS Association covered the capitol courtyard with mannequins bearing the names of Floridians who have died from the neuromuscular disease. There is no cure for ALS and people with the disease generally die with in five years of diagnoses. Steve Franks was diagnosed with ALS in 2003. Franks is on a statewide campaign to education Floridians about the disease.

This is a horrible disease that we need funding for to find a cure and a cause. Right now, there is neither one, said Franks.

There are 1,200 Floridians living with ALS.

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