2013 Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS Canada

2013 Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS Canada

May 23, 2013 14:28 ET

One Plane. One Rope. One Great Cause.: 2013 Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS Canada

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - An outstanding show of human strength and endurance commences this Sunday in Toronto. During the 3rd Annual Bombardier Plane Pull for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Canada, 24 teams of 10 will be challenged to pull a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, weighing approximately 37,000 lbs. for a distance of 100 metres in the shortest time.

Family and friends of legendary CFL defense back, Tony Proudfoot, returning champions from last year's event, a team of Markham firefighters, and Toronto police officers are among those competing in the challenge.

During the 2013 Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS Canada, physical strength needed by the participants reflects the mental and spiritual strength of individuals who fight with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The event's goal is to raise awareness and funds to support and improve the quality of life for people with the disease.

WHAT: 2013 Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS Canada
WHERE: Bombardier Aerospace, 123 Garratt Blvd., Toronto, ON, M3K 1Y5
WHEN: 9:20 - 9:30 AM Toronto Professional Firefighters Association
9:30 - 9:40 AM Pulling for Eliane Quinn
9:40 - 9:50 AM Markham Professional Firefighters Association
9:50 - 10:00 AM East Gormley Professional Firefighters
10:00 - 10:10 AM Ontario Provincial Police Association
10:40 - 10:50 AM Bank of Montreal Financial Group
10:50 - 11:00 AM Westjet
11:00 - 11:10 AM Equitable Trust Company - Tuggers
11:10 - 11:20 AM McDonald's Corporation
11:20 - 11:30 AM Hickory Dickeory Decks
11:30 - 11:40 AM GALS with Pull
11:40 - 11:50 AM Telus Communications
1:00 - 1:10 PM The Marketing Store - The Heave Ho's
1:10 - 1:20 PM Team Bombardier Aerospace
1:20 - 1:30 PM Manulife Financial - Pulling from Brian Heaney
1:30 - 1:40 PM Equitable Trust Company - Aviators
1:40 - 1:50 PM Language Market Place
1:50 - 2:00 PM Team Tony
2:00 - 2:10 PM Bombardier Aerospace Q400
2:10 - 2:20 PM Team Game Day
2:20 - 2:30 PM Equitable Trust Company - Crew
2:30 - 2:40 PM The Marketing Store - Stop. Drop. and Roll
2:40 - 2:50 PM PPG Aerospace
2:50 - 3:00 PM ALS Canada Crew

Money raised by participants helps provide equipment, support services, educational programs for the ALS Community, and funds research to find a cure. Please visit www.alsplanepull.ca for additional information. To learn more about ALS Canada, visit www.als.ca.

About ALS

ALS is a rapidly progressive and fatal neurological disease. An estimated 3,000 Canadian adults have ALS and 90 per cent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. While there is no known cure or cause of the disease, discoveries in recent years have provided clues, and are paving the way for new therapies and an eventual cure.

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