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On Saturday, June 23 2007, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Lou Gehrig's Disease, I will be hosting the inaugural DRIVE4ALS, a scavenger hunt starting in east Ottawa and finishing with a BBQ in an Ottawa west end Hot spot.

ALS known as Lou Gehrig's Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Scierosis) is the most common forum of motor neuron disease. It is a progressive and ultimately fatal neuromuscular disease.

ALS causes nerve cells to degenerate. The voluntary muscles weaken and become immobile. ALS leaves the senses unimpaired and the intellect is often unaffected:

~ Approximately 3,000 Canadians live with ALS.
~ Two to three Canadians a day die of ALS
~ ALS can strike anyone, regardless of age, sex, or ethnic origin
~ The usual age of onset is between 55 and 65, but some individuals are
diagnosed before the age of 20
~ Nearly 80 percent of people with ALS die within 5 years of diagnosis.
While some live longer, others die within a few short months
~ ALS is a costly disease that effects patients and their families - emotionally,
physically and financially.

More info to come in the next few weeks..
Hoping to have a car show at the end...


 

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DATE: June 23rd 2007
TIME: 1:00 - 5:00pm
LOCATION: Rideau H.S (815 St. Laurent Blvd)
Finish: Local Hero's (4049 Carling Ave)
Cost: $50.00 per car (Max 4 per car, unless family with kids under 12)
Few other inexpensive items to purchase for the scavenger hunt to help other charities
Check out our web page at http:/www.geocities/driveforals
Call Mike Matthews at 613-296-8079
or Marion Williams at 613-820-2267
 
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