Black Press reporter among cyclists in ALS Cycle of Hope fundraiser

Lou Gehrigs’s disease fundraiser sees cyclists travel from Kamloops to Keremeos

The ALS Cycle of Hope starts Thursday, and one of Black Press’ own is taking part.

Saanich residents Richard and Laura Cook, along with Black Press reporter Arnold Lim, begin their journey from Kamloops to Keremeos on Aug. 7, raising money and awareness for families living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

They join nine other riders from around Greater Victoria who have been training since March in preparation for the one-week journey that will see them ride more than 500 km from Kamloops to Keremeos, Aug. 7 to 13.

More commonly known as Lou Gehrigs’s disease, the crippling motor neuron disease causes muscle weakness, slowing degenerating all voluntary muscle movement, causing mobility issues, difficulty swallowing and breathing. The disease is fatal and there is no cure.

For more information or to donate, visit cycleofhope.ca.