The five-kilometre walk gets underway at 11 a.m. at the Walter Wright Pioneer Village, with proceeds going towards research into the cause and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and to support patient services provided by the ALS Society of BC.
Participants can register as individuals or in teams, and can collect pledges right up until registration at 10 a.m. Local organizer Shirley Dubios said there is no set distance participants are required to walk, and participants can also run, cycle or wheel through the trail.
The event will also include door prizes, a draw a for two airfare tickets, and a barbeque put on by a local Rotarian.
Wally Buono, head coach and general manager of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, is the official spokesperson BC and Yukon Walk for ALS, and he is encouraging the public to get involved.
ALS is a devastating disease that affects the person living with ALS, their family and caregivers. There is no known cause or cure for, yet. Your participation will help us to raise funds to support people living with ALS, and research to find the cure. Join me in the war against ALS, said Buono in a press release.
Buono can be seen in a video address on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcYuwyPILgI.
For more information on the Dawson Creek Walk for ALS or to obtain a pledge form, go online to www.walkforals.ca, or contact Shirley Dubois at 250-786-0107 or 250-719-6143 or by email at [email protected].
The Walk for ALS is presented in the BC and Yukon by Peoples Drug Mart.