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Walk for ALS set to roll this weekend
Cornwall’s eighth annual WALK for ALS takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk gets underway at 10:30 a.m. The WALK for ALS is the ALS Society’s most important fundraiser.
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Cornwall - Jun. 8, 2011 - Cornwall’s eighth annual WALK for ALS takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk gets underway at 10:30 a.m.

The walk is five kilometres long and will go along the bike path past Marina 200, behind the Civic Complex and through Lamoureux Park before heading back to the Legion Ballpark.

The WALK for ALS is the ALS Society’s most important fundraiser. So please join with your family and friends to form a team and to walk for someone you know who is living with ALS or to honour someone who has passed away from ALS.

On June 11th, thousands of Canadians will walk to raise money for ALS research and services to support those living with ALS and their families.

There are several ways you can participate in the walk. You can enter a team a team to walk on behalf of someone with ALS or in memory of someone who has died of ALS. You can sponsor a walker or if you don’t want to enter at team come and walk with the group anyway!

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a rapidly progressive and ultimately fatal neuromuscular disorder that causes the degeneration of a select group 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.

  • At any given time approximately 3,000 Canadians are living with ALS.

  • Two to three Canadians a day die of ALS and two to three more are diagnosed with ALS.

  • ALS can strike anyone, regardless of age, sex or ethnic origin.

  • The usual age of onset is between 55 and 65, but some individuals are diagnosed at much younger ages.

  • 80% of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis. While some live longer, others die within a few short months

  • ALS is a costly disease that affects patients and their families - emotionally, physically, and financially.

    To register for the walk click HERE or you contact Kim Walsh at 613-938-4792.


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