Nelson ALS walk raises over $25,000

Over 70 walkers took part at the 18th annual event

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On Sunday, the 18th annual West Kootenay Walk to End ALS was held at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson.

Over 75 walkers attended, and enjoyed homemade baking, entertainment provided by local bands, and a history board showcasing the past 18 years since the inception of this walk.

Over $25,100 was raised. The ALS Society of BC thanked the volunteer committee, co-ordinated by Gord Shannon.

The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada. Family-friendly and fun, it unites Canadians in their desire to put an end to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This event shows support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease, 400 of whom are living in British Columbia.

Proceeds from the Walk to End ALS are used in two ways: 60 per cent supports direct services for people living with ALS and their families provided by the ALS Society of BC, while 40 per cent supports ongoing ALS research, through the ALS Canada Research Program.

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