Walking for those who can’t

I was involved with the ALS Red Deer Walk on June 19. Man, what a great bunch of folks. The turnout was amazing the weather could not have been better. We raised over $ 93,600 dollars.

I was involved with the ALS Red Deer Walk on June 19. Man, what a great bunch of folks. The turnout was amazing the weather could not have been better. We raised over $ 93,600 dollars.

I just wanted to send a special thank you out to all the volunteers, the ladies from ALS Calgary who joined us, the walk participants the local businesses and individuals who donated prizes and funds to fight this horrible disease. Also the newspapers for articles on families effected by this fatal disease. We could not do such a great job with out the help from our community.

The Red Deer Walk is one of over 70 Walks for ALS that take place across Canada. This year, over 100,000 people were expected to participate in the Walks this June, which is ALS awareness month.

ALS, more commonly know as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neuromuscular disorder that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the nerve cells die, people with ALS lose control of their muscles, which makes breathing, eating, and even smiling almost impossible

All of us with the Red Deer Walk Society would like to thank everyone who made this event such a great success. Lastly, a special thank you to Dave at Port O Call Safeway for saving us at the last minute.

For more info or to volunteer for next year go to www.walkforals.ca Red Deer link.

In memory of those we have lost and in hope for the cure in the future.

Crystal Austen Hunt

Red Deer