October 18, 2020. This year’s annual Walk Across the Hudson to Defeat ALS was conducted from home as teams across the Hudson Valley set out on their own to participate and contribute to this noble cause. NYSTEC’s participation actually materialized in the Northern NJ town of Haworth, about five miles west of the Hudson River. NYSTEC’s contribution reached almost $600.00 to support people in the Hudson Valley community with ALS and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
Despite the cancellation of this year’s main event at the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park near Poughkeepsie, NY, NYSTEC’s A Team and many others were still able to walk and make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS.