ALS Society of BC Walk to Cure ALS
- Multiple Walks Throughout Lower Mainland - View Map
- All Ages
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The Move to Cure ALS is the annual signature fundraising event for the ALS Society of British Columbia, which brings together family and friends in support of ALS during the month of June at various locations around BC and the Yukon.
Our goal is to end ALS through creating a world class ALS Centre at UBC. 100% net proceeds to the ALS Society of British Columbia will remain in BC to support patient services programs (60%) and research (40%) through PROJECT HOPE. Join us virtually or in person to move together towards a cure for ALS.
About ALS BC: The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia (ALS BC) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Andrew Eisen, ALS patients and family members to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALS and their caregivers. Our mission is to cure ALS through funding research, while advocating for and supporting people living with ALS.
PROJECT HOPE: During 2019-2021, in partnership with the Province of BC, University of British Columbia and donors, $5.3 Million was raised to establish the ALS Society of British Columbia ALS Research Professorship at UBC. The ALS Professorship will strive to create an optimal environment integrating research and clinical care. An initial goal of $20M has been set, funded in part from the proceeds of the Move to Cure ALS.
About ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere. Typically, the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.