by Mike O’Brien
On Saturday, September 14, a number of residents of Kempten Court, an infill subdivision of Kemptville, joined many others from the surrounding area of Smiths Falls in walking to bring attention to the need for support in finding a cure for ALS (Amyotropic Lateral Slerosis), or sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
We were doing this for Jim, one of our neighbours in Kempten Court who is seriously ill with ALS. It was also a fundraising walk around Smiths Falls to draw awareness to the disease. This was the 21st consecutive walk.
Our team, “Kempenites”, raised $1,595 that will be used by the ALS society of Canada for many themes related to the aim of “Walk to End ALS”.