On June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., cornflower lapel pins are being distributed by donation at the Dawson Creek Co-op, in the first ever Dawson Creek Flower Day to support ALS research. The cornflower is the Canadian symbol of support for people living with ALS.
ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor systems, eventually weakening them to the point of immobilization or death. There have been recent advances in research and drug therapies, but more research is needed to find a cure.
A Walk for ALS is also held annually in Dawson Creek.