BC landmarks light up purple for ALS month

Jun 2 2017, 4:54 pm

A number of BC landmarks lit up purple to show support for ALS Awareness Month in Canada yesterday evening.

Here in Vancouver, Science World and BC Place, both glowed in hues of purple for the cause. Elsewhere in the province, the Royal Museum of Victoria and the Parliament Buildings shone brightly.

ALS is a Neurodegeneration having shared characteristics with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

The colour purple is displayed or worn to show support for the 400 British Columbians and 3,500 Canadians Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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During the month of June, the ALS Society of BC has dozens of events planned throughout BC to raise much-needed funds and to raise awareness for ALS.

These events include ALS walks and a golf tournament.

For more information on these events, visit the ALS Society of BC website.