Kwantlen Polytechnic University accounting students were among leaders and volunteers recognized this month by the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Society of B.C.
The Accounting Society of Kwantlen won in the category of Leader of Tomorrow: Ages 18-25, for their contribution in helping organize the Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS at the Richmond-Vancouver and Surrey locations, as well as for their fundraising efforts for the Walk for ALS events.
“It is young philanthropists like the Accounting Society of Kwantlen that keep organizations like our alive,” ALS Society of B.C. executive director Wendy Toyer said in a news release.
“The future is in good hands if this is our next generation.”
The Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes youth and young adults under age 25 – this year’s youngest recipient was just five years old – who, through volunteer efforts, are making a difference in the lives of those living with ALS.
ALS is a progressive, neuromuscular disease that attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body, causing those muscles to lose strength, atrophy and die. It can strike anyone, no matter their age, gender or ethnic origin.
The ALS Society of B.C. raises funds for research and to provide services and support to those currently living with ALS.
The ALS Volunteer Awards were presented April 7 at the Seymour Golf & Country Club.