On August 17th, 2013, Skydive Toronto hosted the 5th annual Jump for PALS (People with ALS).
In 2009, Barrie resident Derek Walton and his wife, Diane, were determined to find an original way to raise awareness and funds for ALS research. After thinking outside the box, Jumping 4 “PALS”. an annual skydiving fundraiser event, was born.
Derek, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2002, participated in the inaugural event by completing a tandem jump and raising pledges. The first Jumping 4 “PALS” event raised an incredible $100,000.
Now entering its fifth year, this exceptional event has raised almost $300,000 to date. Sadly, Derek is no longer able to skydive, but he invites you to take part in this unforgettable event to help raise funds for ALS Canada and The Walton Cure 4 ALS Fund to help find a cure for ALS.
For more information on how to participate in the 2014 6th annual Jump for ALS, please see the following website; http://www.alsjumping4pals.ca/ or like their Facebook page for regular updates; https://www.facebook.com/skydive4als?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite