LENOIR — Local, family owned and operated A-1 Pest Control is announcing a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. This will be A-1’s first event to support ALS, and they hope to make it an annual occasion.
This year’s inaugural walk will be virtual, with hopes that next year everyone can raise awareness in person. Supporters are asked to join the A-1 Walks 5 for ALS Facebook event page, or check out the team page on the ALS Foundation’s website, and walk 5 miles throughout the month of May, to honor the 5,000 people diagnosed with ALS each year. Anyone who wishes to donate, may do so as well through the event page, with proceeds going to the ALS Foundation North Carolina Chapter, which stays local to the community and helps those living with ALS find treatment, and supplies to help with care of the disease.
Walkers are encouraged to wear red, take a selfie or a group picture, and post it on social media using the hashtag #A1Walks5forALS.
A-1 Pest Control will show support all month and at the conclusion of the campaign, A-1 will be making a monetary commitment to the local chapter of the ALS Foundation as well.
A-1 Pest Control is a family owned and operated business with branches in Lenoir, Blowing Rock, Hickory and Mooresville.