Two events coming up in Richmond hope to go some way to finding a cure for ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
A fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s muscles, resulting immobilization within two to five years of the initial diagnosis, there is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.
The first event in Richmond geared towards raising awareness and much-needed funds is the Richmond Vancouver Walk to End ALS, which takes place at 10:30 a.m. June 1 at Garry Point Park (registration at 9 a.m.).
The walk raises money to help fund equipment loan programs across B.C. and patient services.
For more information on the event and how to donate, email RichmondVancouverWalk@ALSbc.ca.
The second event is on June 10, when the 14th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS takes place at Richmond Golf and Country Club.
During the month of June, golf professionals across the province will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS.
And to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC, they will golf as many holes as possible.
The Richmond club is one of over 30 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the event, with local pros Robbie Woods and Graham Ogden teeing up at sunrise.
Proceeds from the golfathon provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends and caregivers.
You can donate online at GolfAthonForALS.com.