UPDATED: Nelson walks for ALS

An organizer said about 120 people showed up for the 15th annual Walk for ALS on Sunday.

ALS walk co-ordinator Gord Shannon leads the crowd Sunday at Lakeside Park.

ALS walk co-ordinator Gord Shannon leads the crowd Sunday at Lakeside Park.

Lou Gehrig would have been proud of Nelson.

About 120 people, according to an event organizer, showed up Sunday at Lakeside Park to participate in the annual Walk for ALS. Walk co-ordinator Gord Shannon said the event raised $23,500.

The Nelson event, which in its 15th year is the longest-running of all walks in the BC-Yukon chapter, was held to raise funds for research of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a degenerative neuromuscular disease.

ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, named for the famed New York Yankee who died of the disease in 1941.