Miramichi Kinsmen Donation to ALS
Every year the Miramichi Kinsmen partner with a group for our annual Trivia Night. This year that partner was family members of the local ALS society. Our Trivia Night fundraiser was very successful and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help and hard work of these volunteers. The Kinsmen are proud to donate $2000 to the ALS Society from this years proceeds!
WHAT IS ALS?
– ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) or Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player.
– ALS destroys the motor neurons which are an important link in the nervous system. Motor neurons send messages to your voluntary muscles (those muscles you control like your arms, hands, legs) as opposed to involuntary muscles like your heart.
– In 90% of cases, ALS occurs randomly in the general population. It is known as sporadic ALS. In 5 – 10% of cases, the disease is inherited and known as familial ALS.
– Out of every 100,000 people, 6 – 8 will be diagnosed with ALS.
For more information on ALS and the ALS Society at http://alsnbns.ca/