The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will host the 15th annual Central Valley Walk to Defeat ALS at Woodward Park on Oct. 30.
Registration will start at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony at 10:15 a.m. featuring special guest chef Robert Irvine from the Food Network show “Dinner: Impossible.”
The almost 2-mile walk will begin at 11 a.m. and start in front of the mountain view shelter in the park.
Irvine will present the Walk Hero Award to Eric Amador, a Selma resident who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and who has joined a team of supporters to raise more than $6,750 in the fight against ALS.
The association has helped Amador to understand ALS and learn how to live with it, he said. ALS is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was an enlisted member of the Navy who served in the Persian Gulf War and later worked as senior chef for Presidents George H. W. Bush and Barack Obama.
The Walk Hero Award is given to those who make courageous strides to raise awareness, advocate and fund-raise while battling ALS.
All funds raised will go towards care services, public policy and research. The goal this year is to raise $55,000.