The Walk to End ALS is here to support families and find a cure!
Join community members from across Simcoe County for the first in-person Walk to End ALS since 2019!
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe.
An estimated 3,000 Canadians are currently living with ALS and approximately 1000 die every single year, with 80% passing away 2 to 5 years with the first diagnosis.
The largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada, the Walk to End ALS is a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate hope for a future without ALS, honour those we have loved and lost, and show support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease. Your fundraising efforts and generous donations support the best ALS research in the country (40% of proceeds) and enable ALS Societies to provide community-based support (60% of proceeds) to people and families living with the disease.
This year, The Canada Brain Research Fund is also matching funds raised (up to $1 million) to invest in ALS research.
Simcoe County has a fundraising goal of $130,000 and we think our community will absolutely smash that goal! You can head over to this page right now to either make a general donation, donate to a team or individual, or go all in and participate in the walk yourself!
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The walk will take place on June 11 at Sunnidale Park in Barrie. Together, we can create hope and make a lasting impact!
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