Over 1000 people turned out in Ottawa Saturday to walk in support of friends and loved ones suffering from ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The walk was intended to raise awareness of the disease and raise money for research into treatments or a cure.
CTV Ottawa reports over $200,000 was raised this weekend for ALS research and support services.
There is no cure for ALS. It robs its victims of control over their bodies, but their mind is often unaffected. Some people call it, "being imprisoned in your own body."
Every day, 2 to 3 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease.