Bob Ritz, president of Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines, has been named chair of the 2014 Des Moines Walk to Defeat ALS, a fundraiser that aims to better the lives of Iowans with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Last year's walk raised more than $400,000 for the Des Moines chapter of the ALS Association. The 2014 walk will be held on Oct. 4 at Principal Park.

For more information or to register a team,
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