The 12th Fraser Valley Walk for ALS was held June 9 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

The 12th Fraser Valley Walk for ALS was held June 9 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Walk for ALS raises over $46,000

Event was held June 9 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

The recent Fraser Valley Walk for ALS raised more than $46,000.

Almost 450 participants attended the event held June 9 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford.

Highlights included visits from mascot McFogg the Dog and the Abbotsford Police Department.

The event also featured a bouncy castle, a scavenger hunt, the Chilliwack Chiefs dance team, cheerleaders, face painting, and more.

The walk was coordinated by Greg St. Germain, his volunteer committee, and volunteers from SFU.

The funds raised at the Walk for ALS are used in two ways.

Sixty per cent supports direct services for people living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and their families provided by the ALS Society of BC.

The other 40 per cent supports ongoing ALS research, through the Canadian ALS Research Program.