ALS SHOOT FOR THE CURE

ALS Shoot for the Cure

A Tradition Since 2003

 

With the support of the Vancouver Firefighter Charities, Vancouver Firefighter, Todd Johnstone, organizes the “Shoot For a Cure” every spring with approximately 300 firefighters attending. It is a sport clay shooting event with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the ALS Society of BC. The event has raised over $251,000 since 2003 with the hope that a cure for ALS will one day be found.

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History

In October 2000, Vancouver Firefighter, Ranny MacDonald, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. On January 13, 2003, after a long and valiant fight, Ranny succumbed to this disease. Since his passing, the members of the Vancouver Firefighters’ Union Local 18, in conjunction with the Vancouver Gun Club, have held an annual fundraising event for ALS in Ranny’s memory.

Battalion Chief, Jim MacLeod, who was also a member of the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Union, was also diagnosed with ALS in 2008. Jim battled this disease with strength, courage, and dignity and unfortunately passed away in 2009.

 
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What is ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body. When they fail to receive messages, the muscles lose strength, atrophy and die.

ALS can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, gender, or ethnic origin. It does not affect the senses, and only rarely does it affect the mind. The equipment costs for each patient average $137,000, while nursing and home care costs can be up to 10 times this amount.

The average life expectancy after diagnosis is 3 to 5 years.For more information visit ALS BC.

 

2019 Shoot for the Cure

Our 2019 ALS Sporting Clay Challenge in May was a HUGE success!! 

CONGRATS to the organizers of this popular event for raising $34,000 for ALS!!

We’d also like to thank all those who support our event by purchasing tickets and through sponsorship!!

We couldn’t do it without you!

Our Sponsors

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Reliable Gun
Vancouver Gun Club
Vancouver FF Charitable Society
Vancouver Fire Fighters Credit Union
ALS Society of BC
Vancouver FF Credit Union
Langara Fishing Lodge
RiverJet Adventures
Stillwater Sports
Pagoda Ridge Golf Course
Pinchin West Ltd.
MudBay Supply
Falling Feathers Game Calls
Italian Sporting Goods
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Euro-rite Cabinets
Constellation Winery
Pac Brake

Price Mart Foods- Richmond
Beretta Guns
Wanstall’s Hunting and Shooting
Home Depot – Coquitlam
Avenue Machinery
Delta Legion
University Printers Ltd.
Quality Saw
Diamond Bar Equipment
ROK Straps
Chilliwack Dart and Tackle
Abbotsford Heat Hockey
Rocking on the River
Watson Gloves
Barry Hatch
Ladner Traps

Rack Attack Vancouver
Land Yachtz
Tim Hortons
Allright Ladders
Costco
Roadrunner Trailers
Fraser Valley Building Supplies
Pacific National Exhibition
Backroad Mapbooks
Skyview Outdoors
Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.
Len Botkin Trucking
Jamieson’s Pet Food
HollisWealth / Luft Financial
Momentum Watches
Midland Liquidators Ltd.
ATAC Sportswear

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