Great ALS walk in Parksville

The weather was perfect, the turnout was heartwarming, as was the spirit of togetherness that was very prevalent throughout the day

We had a wonderful day at the Mid-Island Walk for ALS in Parksville on June 5; the weather was perfect, the turnout was heartwarming, as was the spirit of togetherness and community that was very prevalent throughout the day.

Kudos to all of the participants, volunteers and organizers for their contribution to the success of this annual fundraising event.

I would personally like to thank all of those people who supported my fundraising efforts with a donation, your support is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank my fellow team members for their dedication, enthusiasm and hard work; I am so proud of Murray’s Marvelous Marchers.

The funds raised in support of the ALS Society of B.C./Yukon go to fund patient services (60 per cent), one of which is the equipment loan program, and to fund research (40 per cent) to find treatments and ultimately a cure for this devastating disease.

Fundraising for the Walk for ALS carries on to the end of the year.

If you would like to make a donation, go to walkforals.ca and click on  B.C./Yukon, click on Mid-Island — Parksville and you can then search for individual and/or team fundraising participants to support with your donation.

Murray ChantlerQualicum Beach

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