ALS society plans flower day

When you wear a blue cornflower in June, it sends a message of hope to people living with amytrophic lateral sclerosis.

The national ALS flower may look fragile, but this wildflower is known for being hardy – much like people who suffer from the rapidly progressive neuro-muscular disease.

Shopping centres throughout Greater Victoria and Sidney will feature ALS awareness tables on June 4. Blue cornflowers will be available for a donation in support ALS research. Last year, residents contributed $20,000 to the Victoria chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of B.C.

For more information or to volunteer, please call ALS flower day chairperson, Ellen Mahoney, at 250-479-4266 or email ellen.mahoney@telus.net.