Dubreuilville is set to host a run supporting an important cause: ALS.
The "Run N' Roll for ALS" is calling on residents to hit the pavement in a 5, 10, 15, or even 20 kilometre run supporting ALS Canada.
Organizer Josee Bouchard - a member of Eddy LeFrancois' "Let's Roll Out ALS" team - says the event is meant to raise awareness and funds for the cause, prompted by discussions she had with a co-worker.
Bouchard says she believes people are now more aware about how terrible the paralyzing and terminal disease is.
David Taylor - VP, Research at ALS Canada - explains ALS may be classified as a "rare" disease, but it is more common than many people may realize, with about a 1-in-400 chance a person will be diagnosed over their lifetime.
Taylor notes ALS Canada focuses its efforts on three areas: supporting those with ALS by helping provide equipment and other client services; advocacy for government support; and the area he's in charge of, research to better understand ALS and make it treatable.
Registration for the "Run N' Roll for ALS" will be held at l'Oree des Bois Secondary School in Dubreuilville starting at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, with a 1k "Kiddie Dash" at 10 o'clock, followed by the other runs.