Walk for ALS in Abbotsford

The ninth annual Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS takes place in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 13

The ninth annual Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS takes place in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 13.

The 5 km walk begins at 11 a.m. at Mill Lake Park, and proceeds go to the ALS Society of B.C. for research and support for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease that affects the motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles. The muscles then lose strength, atrophy and die, leaving the person immobilized.

Abbotsford is among 15 communities in B.C. and the Yukon holding the Walk for ALS.

For more information or to register, visit walkforals.ca.