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Members of the Allains Against ALS team at the Walk to Defeat ALS are, from left, Laura Alfonso, Ann Cook, Ellen Boudreaux Bodin and Keith John Paul Horcasitas. 

The Louisiana-Mississippi chapter of the ALS Association held a Walk to Defeat ALS on Nov. 2 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.