A group of like minded folks are hitting the trails to help raise awareness and funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – a cause close to their hearts.
On April 23rd, 2017, Kyle Wallace, Jamie Waldron, and Jay Thompson will be running 12 hours, non-stop to raise funds for ALS, an illness commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
A 1km loop around beautiful Lakeside Park in Kingsville, Ontario will provide the backdrop to this year’s ALS Challenge. We chose this location since it is close to many of our main supporters, the Pelee Island Winery is right around the corner for a quick ‘jaunt’ to the after party, and it allows us to open up this event to anyone of any physical ability to come out and join in. Also, while there’s the core group of runners aiming for specific distances within the 12hr time-frame, the public is welcome to participate in any amount of loops of their liking!
All proceeds will go towards Windsor-Essex County ALS Society.
ALS is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease that, in its late stages, completely paralyzes sufferers. ALS is not a rare disease. About 1,500-2,000 Canadians have ALS, and about 450 new cases occur every year.
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