OP attempts to set world record after ALS walk

Posted at 1:37 PM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 07:50:12-04

The annual Walk to Defeat ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease kicked off Sunday morning at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

While the walk started at 11am, it was about much more than that. The event is is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something many care about.

This is the ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

Following the walk, organizers attempted to set a new record for the viral phenomenon, "Ice Bucket Challenge," which also raises money for ALS research.

With the Guinness Book of World Records on hand, Orchard Park fell short of defeating China's record from last year. However, with 627 people participating, a new U.S. record was set.