Abbotsford -JUNE 12 UPDATE – The 12th Fraser Valley WALK for ALS was held on June 9th in Abbotsford, with 446 WALKers in attendance. Features of the day included McFogg the Dog mascot, the Abby Police Department’s presence, a bouncy castle, scavenger hunt, Chilliwack Chiefs dance team, cheerleaders, face painting, and more.
The ALS Society of BC congratulates coordinator Greg St. Germain, his volunteer committee, and volunteers from SFU, for another successful event.
The funds raised at the WALK for ALS are used in two ways: sixty percent of the proceeds support direct services for people living with ALS and their families provided by the ALS Society of BC, while forty percent supports ongoing ALS research, through the Canadian ALS Research Program.
ORIGINAL STORY – Volunteers, families and friends are gathering once again to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS. The WALK for ALS is the ALS nationwide signature event to raise awareness and funds for patient services, and ALS research. It empowers people affected by ALS—the patients, families, friends, caregivers, and health professionals—to take back some of what ALS has taken away.
Among the 15 WALKs happening this year, the Fraser Valley WALK will be held on Saturday, June 9 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. Registration will be at 10:00 AM, and the WALK will start at 11:00 AM. Volunteers will also be organizing various activities for participants of all ages.
“The hard work of our volunteers and staff at ALS BC, along with the funds raised from the WALKs help to support people with ALS in BC tremendously,” says Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC. “Through their efforts, we are able to provide crucial medical equipment, support and other services for people affected by this disease.”
Proceeds from the WALK for ALS go to the ALS Society of BC to provide support services for people living with ALS in BC, and to the Canadian ALS Research program to strive toward a world without ALS.
WALK with us to stop ALS in its tracks. Register today at www.walkforals.ca