Walk for ALS held in Abbotsford

The event raises funds for services and research through the ALS Society of Canada.

For people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a local ALS Society is necessary to help provide support and resources that aren’t covered by government funding.

ALS – sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease – is a terminal disease that destroys the voluntary muscles of the body, and rarely affects the senses.

Abbotsford will be hosting a walk to raise money for ALS – with all proceeds going towards patient services and research for the ALS Society of Canada.

The Fraser Valley walk will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Mill Lake Park, at the Bevan Avenue entrance. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m.

The People’s Drug Mart Walk for ALS is free to register, and the fundraising goal for the Abbotsford walk has been set at $76,000. The walk will be followed by entertainment, music, food, and prize draws.

To register for the walk, visit walkforals.ca.