Kolar Toyota ALS Walleye Tournament

Fighting To Find A Cure For ALS

Duluth, Minn – Fisherman have all but dropped their boats into the water ahead of tomorrow’s big fishing tournament benefiting the ALS Association.

It’s the 22nd annual Kolar Toyota ALS Walleye Tournament.

Bright and early tomorrow morning Island Lake will be packed with over 175 eager fishermen ready to snag their next big catch.

Executive Director of the ALS Upper Mid-West chapter says that the money raised over the years is finally paying off as a new drug was approved by the FDA for the treatment of ALS.

“It’s the first drug that’s been approved in 22 years and only the 2nd one the FDA has ever approved for treatment of ALS. So this is really exciting. This drug has been shown to slow progression by 33%,” Jennifer Hjelle, Executive Director of Mid-West Chapter said.

One fisherman says, whether he catches fish or not. Supporting the ALS foundation is what it’s all about.

“I’m excited about it. If I catch them tomorrow that’s awesome. If I don’t catch them, that’s awesome. Like I said earlier, we’re going to kick ALS in the knee caps tomorrow and were going to have fun doing it,” said Micheal Lebsack, Local Fishermen.

Boats launch at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning and final weigh-ins will be at 3:30 p.m.

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