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.