June is ALS Awareness Month #ALSAwareness #walkforals

ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.  Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease.ALS Awareness Month

As part of bringing awareness to ALS, the annual WALK for ALS was this past weekend on May 28th.  It is the largest fundraiser for the ALS societies across Canada.

Our own WTSS staff member, Nadia Hassan, participated again this year and raised almost $800.00 in support of ALS and in honour of Sibel, our Administrative Assistant who lost the battle to this disease in 2009.

All money from ALS walks across the country go toward raising awareness of the disease, supporting those that have ALS and investing into research.  ALS research plays a pivotal role so that the future of this disease can be changed from a terminal one, to a treatable one.

If you’d like to help with this cause, you can Donate here.

Nadia Hassan - ALS walk 2016

WTSS staff member, Nadia Hassan, prepares for the 2016 ALS Walk in honour of Sibel Ozdil

 

 

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