Abbotsford Walk to End ALS Raised $48K

Abbotsford – UPDATE – JUNE 11- On Saturday, the 13th Annual Fraser Valley Walk to End ALS was held at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. 563 people attended and $48,384.25 was raised! The ALS Society of BC would like to thank the volunteer committee, coordinated by Greg. St. Germain.

The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada. Family-friendly and fun, it unites Canadians in their desire to put an end to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This event shows support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease; 400 of which are living in British Columbia.

Proceeds from the Walk to End ALS are used in two ways: sixty percent supports 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 ALS Canada Research Program.

ORIGINAL STORY JUNE 1 – The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada. Family-friendly and fun, it unites Canadians in their desire to put an end to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This event shows support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease; 400 of which are living in British Columbia.

Among the 15 Walks taking place across BC is the Fraser Valley Walk.

Saturday, June 8, Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

Registration: 10:00 am | Walk Start: 11:00 am

“This event unites the country and rallies people affected by ALS,” said Wendy Toyer, Executive Director, ALS Society of BC. “Participants walk to show support for people living with and/or to honour the memory of a loved one lost. The Walk to End ALS inspires hope.  Please join us.”

Proceeds from the Walk to End ALS go to the ALS Society of BC to provide patient services programs for people living with ALS in BC, and to the ALS Canada Research Program to strive toward a world without ALS.

Register or donate today at walktoendals.ca

About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body. When they fail to receive messages, the muscles lose strength, atrophy and die. ALS can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, or ethnic origin. It does not affect the senses, and only rarely does it affect the mind.

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