Walk in support of those with ALS

Fundraiser takes place at the Polson Park oval June 16

  • May. 27, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Help stop ALS in its tracks at the second annual Vernon Walk for ALS June 16.

This fun-filled community event will be kicking off at Polson Park, with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m.

Proceeds from this event go to the ALS Society of British Columbia and Yukon to fund research and to provide support for those living with ALS.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neuromuscular disease that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles. When these muscles fail to receive messages, they lose strength, atrophy and die, leaving the person immobilized.

Right now, the ALS community has a reason to be hopeful. Over the past decade the average lifespan of people living with ALS has extended by a full year. Novel uses of new technologies and drug therapies hold exciting potential for today’s patients to function, communicate, and live with greater comfort than ever before. We need your help to ensure research continues to move forward.

More information on the walk is available at www.walkforals.ca.