Im currently trying to organize a fundraising ride for ALS. ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the nerve cells die, people with ALS lose control of their muscles, which makes breathing, eating and even smiling almost impossible. Eighty percent of those diagnosed will die within two to five years.
My intentions for the the event would be to raise money for research and client care(being donated to the ALS society of BC) and to also spread the word about this disease.
The ALS Society of BC provides a lot of privileges and home support equipment to those living with ALS. They supply clients with equipment such as hospital beds,shower transfer chairs, breathing machines, wheelchairs/powerchairs, and basically anything to make home life easier. Most of the funding for research and equipment is provided by donations.
My father is currently living with ALS and the ALS Society has been an amazing helping hand.Without their help, it would be near impossible to care for my dad because medical equipment such as hospital beds and breathing assistance equipment are very costly.
Anyone interested in helping me organize this can PM me. The ALS Society of BC has given me the go ahead on creating the event meaning that we will be added to their website along with the other businesses, clubs etc.
For more information on the ALS Society of BC visit: www.alsbc.ca
Global News profiled a woman in Kelowna with ALS on June 28,2011- http://www.globaltvbc.com/video/inde...IM0v4feBJodCjw
Hopefully we can get this ride happening before summer ends, those who are interested let me know.
Thanks for your time