ALS is a terminal disease that destroys the voluntary muscles of the body but rarely affects the senses.
Money raised for this event is being split, with 60 per cent going towards patient services and programs, while 40 per cent will go towards ALS research to help find the cause and cure.
“ALS is a devastating disease that affects the person living with ALS, their family and caregivers,” Official Spokesperson for the Walk for ALS in B.C. and Yukon, Wally Buono said. “There is no known cause or cure yet. Your participation will help us to raise funds to support people living with ALS, and research to find the cure.”
Over the past 4 years, the event has raised over $92,000 in an effort to create awareness of ALS, assist patients living with ALS and find a cure for the illness.
“In honour of our 5th year anniversary, our goal is to raise $50,000,” Coordinator of Dawson Creek’s Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS , Shirley Dubois said. “With your help we will be able to do this.”
The ALS Society of B.C. says they’re dedicated to provide direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. Through assisting research, they’re also committed to find the cause of and cure for ALS.
The walk is being held September 6, with registration starting at 10:00 a.m. and commencement set for 11:00 a.m.
It’s free to register for this event and everyone is welcome.
For more information, to register or donate, you can visit their website here.