Volunteers raise funds for ALS

Since its inception 27 years ago, the Victoria Flower Day committee has raised $520,000 for ALS research

More than 200 volunteers will be scattered throughout Greater Victoria and Salt Spring Island on Saturday for ALS Flower Day.

Those who donate will receive a blue cornflower, a symbol of ALS research.

Since its inception 27 years ago, the Victoria Flower Day committee has raised $520,000 for ALS research.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.