ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease awareness event set for Friday at Ritter Park

Updated 3 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A one-mile walk around Ritter Park is planned for Friday evening in honor of Dr. Kevin Milam, a 2002 Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine graduate who is living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The awareness event also is a fundraiser for the 1439 Scholarship, which benefits a nontraditional medical school student and was created in Milam's honor through the efforts of Dr. Steve Lochow, president of the Class of 2002 and his friend.

Milam, who had a 20-year career in professional ballet before he attended medical school, has been a lifelong advocate of fitness and healthy living.   He successfully completed the world renowned Hawaiian Ironman competition in 2006 in 14 hours, 39 minutes which set the name for the 1439 Scholarship.
Donations and registration will be accepted at 6 p.m. at the park and the walk begins at 7 p.m. Questions about the walk may be directed to .

Gifts may be made to the 1439 Scholarship by contacting Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs, at 304-691-1711.

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