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Walk to D'Feet ALS

Charles “Chuck” Hummer, former chief of Operations for the Panama Canal and former head of the Corps of Engineers Navigation Division, has been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

ALS is a fatal, neuromuscular disease, which attacks the motor neurons, making even the simplest movements of walking, speaking and gesturing impossible. Ultimately the body becomes paralyzed, yet through it all, the mind remains unaffected.

The ALS Association has been a lifeline for Chuck and his wife Sandy as they face the challenges of this disease. ALSA sponsors a special ALS clinic in St. Petersburg as well as patient and caregivers resource groups.

Every ninety minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS.

The Florida Chapter of the ALSA is sponsoring a series of Walks to D’Feet ALS. Chuck Hummer is participating in the walk on April 15 in Tampa. You can make a donation to him before or after the event.

To send a donation:
You may make a check payable to The ALS Association and mail to Chuck. He will turn in the donations on Walk Day. Send check to Chuck Hummer, 4480 Mainland Blvd. West, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

Or send directly to the ALS Association, 5005 W. Laurel Street, Suite 213, Tampa, FL 33607, Phone 888-257-1717, ext. 121; Email:

It takes a community to care for one with ALS. Be part of that community on the Walk to D’Feet ALS this April!

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