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Help make a difference by attending 11th annual ALS Walk

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 16th, 2012

Looking to get some exercise . . . with a friend or two?

Slot Sunday, June 3 on the calendar for the 11th West Kootenay Walk for ALS.

This fun filled community event is slated for Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson at 1 p.m. Registration goes at 11:30 a.m.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neuromuscular disease that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles. When these muscles fail to receive messages, they lose strength, atrophy and die, leaving the person immobilized.

Proceeds from this event go to the ALS Society of BC to fund research and to provide support for those living with ALS.

Right now, the ALS community has a reason to be hopeful.

During the past decade the average lifespan of people living with ALS has extended by a full year.

Novel uses of new technologies and drug therapies hold exciting potential for today’s patients to function, communicate, and live with greater comfort than ever before.

ALS needs the public’s help to ensure research continues move forward.

For more information about the ALS walk contact West Kootenay Walk for ALS Coordinator, Gord Shannon at 250-354-8585 or or visit

For updates on ALS research go to /index.php/research-updates

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