Muskoseepi Park will be the host site Saturday for The Walk for ALS in Grande Prairie.
Their goal is to raise $40,000 this year, and are currently over halfway there at $24,000. The last time they held the event in the Swan City was in 2015, and $46,000 was raised.
“This event is to bring the community together, to raise funds and channel hope for a future without ALS,” said Mandy Van Dresar, Coordinator of Grande Prairie’s Walk for ALS.
Van Dresar adds ALS is a cause that needs support. More than 500 people in Alberta, including about 150 in the north zone, suffer from ALS.
“It is a rapid neurogenerative disease where it attacks all nerves in the body. Life expectancy of someone, when diagnosed with ALCS, is two to five years after diagnosis. Right now, there is no cure, there is no treatment. It’s a horrible disease, when anybody is diagnosed with it. We’re just hoping to try and raise money to try and find a cure.”
They’ll be doing a three kilometre loop and cap things off with a BBQ at the end.
You can register right at the walk tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The walk itself starts at 10.