Local and state officials joined the officers and directors of The Angel Fund at the 12th annual Walk of Hope for ALS held recently in Wakefield. Among those who took part in the opening ceremony were (from left to right) Directors Sal Falzone and Paul DelVecchio, Wakefield Selectman Brian Falvey, Dr. Robert H. Brown of the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at the UMass Medical Center, President Rich Kennedy, and Director Joe Ruma. Proceeds from Walk of Hope for ALS benefit The Angel Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding ALS research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester.