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WALK for ALS, because you can make a difference

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May 31st, 2018

Volunteers, families and friends in Nelson are gathering once again to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

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.

“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.”

West Kootenay WALK, one of 15 happening this year, is scheduled for Sunday, June 3 at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson.

Registration will be at 10 a.m. with the WALK will start at 11 a.m. Volunteers will also be organizing various activities for participants of all ages.

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

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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