PORTLAND -- The association for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, was scrambling Tuesday after someone stole a van full of supplies for the Walk to Defeat ALS in Portland. But Thursday morning the van was recovered, a spokeswoman said.

The van was parked at the home of a staff member in Clackamas County. She told police that she got up Tuesday morning and noticed that the white cargo van was missing.

It was found two days later in Sandy, said ALSAssociation spokeswoman Meagan Lancaster. The banners, signs, registration materials and decorations were still inside the van and still intact, she said.

Now we're ready to have a great event this weekend and next! Lancaster said.

The group has walks scheduled for Vancouver this coming weekend and Portland the following weekend. The walks are the largest fundraiser for the local ALS Association. They are expected to bring in more than $500,000.

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