The Walk Together for ALS event took place in Lethbridge over the weekend. A number of participants put their best foot forward in support of a fundraiser down at the Henderson Horseshoe Picnic Shelter. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS is a rapid and fatal neurodegenerative disease. It attacks the nerves of the body that would normally send messages from the brain to the muscle, resulting in weakness and wasting. Karen Caughey, the Executive Director of the ALS Society of Alberta says the $20,000 that was raised will go toward important services and support for ALS patients and their families.
“And all the funds raised will help to support people in Alberta with equipment, client services support, and then we have a children’s program as well. In addition to that we support research. If there’s amazing research that’s happening within Alberta and across Canada. We do support research with part of the funds raised from the walk.”
This was also the first time since 2019 that the event was able to be held in person.