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Join me June 5th for the 2010 Walk for ALS!


Blog by Jody Copple | May 15th, 2010


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Please join me June 5th at Garry Point Park for the 2010 Walk for ALS.  This is a very underfunded and overlooked cause. 

ALS is a devastating and terminal illness.  Patients suffer greatly as they go through progressive loss of mobility without any impairment of cognitive function.  ALS is hard on the whole family, patients end up needing expensive round the clock care and specialized equipment.   


Here is more information on the event:

The 5th Annual Richmond-Vancouver walk for ALS is June 5th!

This is a free event that is open and accessible to everyone. The walk is a flat 5K. There is also a modified 2.6k loop around the park.

We have live music, a children's area, refreshments and prizes.

Funds raised benefit the BC ALS Society which provides much needed care, equipment for local ALS patients and support for their families as well as funding for critical research.

Last year's event raised over $60,000 for much needed ALS patient care and research. Join us to make this year an even bigger success!

Attention Vancouverites! It is now easier then ever to get to the Walk For ALS. Take the Canada Line to the Richmond-Brighouse stop then transfer onto a 407, 401 or 402 bus. Get off at the last stop (Chatham bus Loop) and walk down to the end of Chatham (1/4 kilometre) and you are at Garry Point Park.

About ALS:

ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that is fatal 100% of the time.

Nerve cells degenerate and leave patients with progressive paralysis.

ALS can strike anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin.

80% of patients die within 2-5 years of diagnosis

http://www.als.ca/events/location_detail.aspx?l=523

http://www.alsbc.ca/

Team Starbucks at the 2009 Walk for ALSwalk for ALS