On Saturday, September 24, 2011, ALS Ontario will be holding its annual walk in Thunder Bay, Ontario. ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a progressively paralyzing neuromuscular disease. Most afflicted lose the ability to walk, move, eat and eventually breathe within two to five years of diagnosis.
Registration for the walk will start at the Masonic Temple (1660 Dease Street) at 9:00 am, with the walk going from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Participants can register, obtain pledge forms and find out more details at www.walkforals.ca.
The Thunder Bay Walk for ALS is one of 30 province-wide walks which make up the primary source of income for ALS Ontario. The funds raised allow ALS Ontario to provide equipment and support services to those suffering from this debilitating disease, and also help fund research for a cure.
Please join us in promoting and supporting this walk. If you would like to learn more about the walk or ALS, just go to www.walkforals.ca or www.alsont.ca. For any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.