New ALS Walk coordinator needed

Training provided to volunteers from ALS Society in January

Last year’s Agassiz Walk for ALS was a strong success, and the ALS Society of B.C. is looking for someone to carry keep that legacy going. They are hoping to get an event coordinator into place quickly, who can then mobilize a volunteer committee for the walk. Last year’s walk was the first one held in Agassiz, and was held in dedication to Pete Wiehler, a longtime local paramedic who was living with ALS at the time. That walk raised almost $14,000, money dedicated to helping find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a devastating disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, affecting voluntary musclesWiehler recently passed away. The coordinator would be given training in Richmond in January, and the walks are typically held in June around the province. Last year’s was held on June 22, and while the society likes to keep the dates consistent, they also can work with a new coordinator on flexibility. Registration by participants is mostly done online. Susan Hampton from the ALS Society said that the coordinator would mostly oversee the other volunteers. To learn more about how you can get involved, phone Hampton at 1-800-708-3228, ext. 229. news@ahobserver.com

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