Judy Schweitzer ALS Curl for a Cure happens Nov. 12 in Red Deer

Money raised to help those battling the disease

The 2016 Judy Schweitzer ALS Curl for a Cure will be held Nov. 12 in an effort to raise $2,500 for ALS Society of Alberta.

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly degenerative and fatal neuromuscular disorder. About 3,000 Canadians live with ALS for which there is no known cause or cure.

Participants at the seventh annual funspiel can purchase tickets for a 50/50 raffle, as well as join in curling competition.

Curl for a Cure will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Michener Hill Curling Club, at 3910 51A St.

To register contact Carrie Mello at ALScurlforacure@hotmail.ca. To sponsor the funspiel visit www.alsab.ca. Donations will also be accepted at the event.