Charelli’s Cheese Shop customers raise $2,500 in four hours

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day event raises cash for the ALS Society of BC

Customers of Charelli’s Cheese Shop, Delicatessen & Catering raised $2,500 in a few hours with the annual Grilled Cheese Day blitz at the Oak Bay shop.

Each year the eatery on Foul Bay Road celebrates National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day – this year April 12 – with four hours of grilled cheese sandwiches with homemade ketchup and tomato soup by donation to the ALS Foundation.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 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 any time, regardless of age, gender, or ethnic origin. It does not affect the senses, and only rarely does it affect the mind.

The ALS Society of BC raises funds for research, and to provide direct support to ALS patients, and their families and caregivers. Until a cure is found, the Society provides patient services to improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with this disease by offering an extensive equipment loan program, support groups, and educational materials.


 

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