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Runners Lace Up for ALS Society’s Legacy Run

October 13, 2012 8:00 AM | News


The weather looks like it will cooperate for the ALS Society of Manitoba’s Legacy Run today.

The 5k run at St. Vital Park begins at 9 a.m. at the Duck Pond, with proceeds going directly to fighting ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

ALS is a rapidly progressive fatal neuromuscular disease. It is characterized by degeneration of a select group of nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, which leads to progressive paralysis of the muscles.

Early donations have brought in nearly $500 for the run. Anyone wishing to donate can still do so online.

— Staff