The Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS in Whitehorse was a huge success! Crowds came out to participate in the annual fundraiser at Shipyards Park on Sunday to support ALS patients. Over $6,300 was raised.
All proceeds go toward providing medical equipment and essential services for people living with ALS, as well as research to find a cure.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body. When they fail to receive messages, the muscles lose strength, atrophy and die.
Walk co-ordinator Donald Watt hopes to continue to grow the event for 2014. Anyone interested in joining the organizing committee can contact Susan Hampton, volunteer co-ordinator of the ALS Society of BC & Yukon, at 1-800-708-3228 ext 229.
Donations are still being accepted online. Help Donald reach his $7,000 goal and donate today at: www.walkforals.ca
Thank you for your support.
Heather Bemister, support
ALS Society of BC & Yukon