The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS returns to Abbotsford this Saturday. (File photo)

The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS returns to Abbotsford this Saturday. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Walk for ALS at Mill Lake Park

Event on Saturday, June 10 raises funds and awareness

The Fraser Valley Walk for ALS takes place on Saturday, June 10 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford.

The walk starts at 11 a.m., with check-in at 10 a.m.

The 5km walk gives people the chance to raise funds and awareness for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their families.

Leading up to the event, walkers collect pledges from family, friends, and colleagues who wish to sponsor them. On the day of the walk, participants can enjoy various activities organized by the volunteers.

Wendy Toyer, executive director of the ALS Society of BC, said the Walk for ALS across Canada is the signature event to raise awareness and funds for patient services for people living with ALS, and for the Canadian ALS Research Program.

“The impact is twofold; aside from raising funds and awareness, this event empowers people affected by ALS – the patients, families, friends, caregivers, and health care professionals – to take back some of what ALS has taken away.”

Visit walkforals.ca to register or for more information.