Reese Witherspoon Backs ALS Fight!

Posted on October 18th, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Reese Witherspoon Backs Fight Against ALS

Reese Witherspoon Backs ALS Fight!

Reese Witherspoon backed the fight against ALS this weekend.

The Oscar winner came out in support of her publicist Nanci Ryder for a walk on Sunday to raise money and awareness against the crippling disease.

Reese was joined by other celebrities and she posted an image with Nanci on her Instagram.

It read: "My dear friend Nanci was diagnosed with #ALS two years ago. Please help donate to #WalktodefeatALS to support research for this devastating disease. Link in my bio. I ❤️you Nanci. We are gonna beat this horrible disease!"

Reese was joined by other celebrities like Renee Zellweger and Courteney Cox.

And the actresses pulled on their 'Team Nanci' t-shirts and set off on a 1.6 mile sponsored walk in Exposition Park in Los Angeles to raise funds for research into ALS on Sunday.

Their longtime personal publicist, Hollywood powerhouse Nanci Ryder, has been fighting the horrific disease since last summer.

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Average life expectancy of a person with ALS averages two to five years from diagnosis.

Nanci was fit enough to be at the event, although she can no longer speak, she was thrilled with the turn-out to back her.

Reese Witherspoon Backs ALS Fight