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Walk for ALS takes place this Saturday at Garry Point Park

The People’s Drug Mart Richmond-Vancouver Walk for ALS takes place this Saturday at Garry Point Park.

The family friendly event will feature live entertainment, comedian David C Jones as event emcee, a barbecue, treats, a visit from B.C. Lions general manager Wally Buono and much more.

Money raised for this event goes to patient services and ALS research.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body. When they fail to receive messages, the muscles lose strength, atrophy and die.

The Richmond-based ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. Through assisting research, the society is committed to finding the cause of, and cure for ALS. To register or donate visit www.walkforals.ca/richmondvancouver.

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