The first ever Williams Lake Walk for ALS takes place Saturday, June 23 in Boitanio Park at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at 11 a.m.
Proceeds go to the ALS Society of British Columbia & Yukon to fund research and to provide support for those living with ALS.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 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 move forward.