Groups raise thousands while walking for a cause
Brave fighters of ALS and their loved ones also took to the streets today, raising money to fund research for that debilitating illness.
The ALS walk honoured people living with the illness that causes progressive paralysis, and allowed their friends and family to do something physical to fight back against it.
Over 100 people took part at the event at UVic, raising money to find a cure and make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease.
Karen England is part of a group that raised more than $21,000.
“This is our first year because Annie was just recently diagnosed and we’ve formed a team called Annie’s loyal supporters.
And as of this morning we have raised over $21, 000 dollars just our team alone.”
The average lifespan of a person living with ALS is from just 2 to 5 years.