ALS Community unites at the ALS Walk at Maisonneuve Park
ALS Walk – This Saturday September 16th, ALS Walk – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec will team up with families touched by ALS, world renowned researchers and the Montreal Alouettes as part of Montreal’s 17th Walk for ALS. Over 800 participants are expected at the Maisonneuve Park to walk 4km in honour or in memory of a loved one touched by ALS.
|What||Montreal’s 17th Walk for ALS in support of ALS Quebec. Animated by Gino Lévesque and TSN 690’s Rick Moffat, live band, DJ, special guests, photo booth, raffles and door prizes will be part of the event.|
|When||Saturday September 16th, Registration begins at 9:30, presentations and walk at 11:00am. Researchers and members of the Alouettes to greet participants at noon and are available for interviews|
|Where||Maisonneuve Park, entry via the Chalet (4601, Sherbrooke Est St. Montreal)|
|Who||Over 800 participants, including families touched by ALS, members and cheerleaders of the Montreal Alouettes and international ALS Researchers including: Dr Jean-Pierre Julien and Dr Jasna Kriz from Université Laval, Dr. Angela Genge, Dr. Heather Durham from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), Dr. Richard Robitaille and Dr. Christine Vande Velde from Université de Montréal and Dr. Ivana Munitic from Université de Rijeka, Croatia.|
10 years of support: The Montreal Alouettes remember Tony Proudfoot,
support Michael Soles and all families touched by ALS.
It’s been 10 years since the Montreal Alouettes walked for ALS alongside former teammate Tony Proudfoot who was diagnosed in 2007. After his passing in 2010, the Alouettes have continued to help ALS Quebec tackle the disease by their presence and support in his memory and to honour former Alouette Michael Soles who helps carry Tony’s legacy. Created in 2007, the Tony Proudfoot Fund provides families living with ALS with personalized programs and services and funds, in collaboration with the Neuro, ALS research fellowships. To this date, $890,000 has been raised.