Between 2,500 and 3,000 Canadians are affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a fatal, rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease, and 200 Manitobans suffer from it.
On Saturday, the ALS Society of Manitoba will host the Walk for ALS to raise money so researchers can eventually find a cure.
The Walk for ALS is happening all across Canada this summer. Winnipeg’s walk is a family and pet (on leash) friendly event that includes clowns, face painters and more.
The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Assiniboine Park.