On Thursday, May 1 come raise awareness for ALS while enjoying some great local music at the second annual Tough Lovers ALS Fundraiser. Every day two to three Canadians die from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, gender, or ethnic origin. The equipment costs for each patient average $137,000, while nursing and home care costs can be up to 10 times this amount. Building off the success of the 2013 edition of the event, which raised over $5,500, Vancouver’s independent music community will be coming together to raise money for the ALS Society of BC. The event is organized by local indie rock stalwarts Tough Lovers, who will be headlining the event and playing new material from their forthcoming full-length. Joining them on stage will be upstart rock n roll outfit Smash Boom Pow. In addition to that, there will be silent auction with offerings from Nuba, Cavalier: The Fine Jewellery Shoppe, Union Wood Co., JD’s Barbershop, Vancouver Urban Winery, and more.
Advance tickets are $15 and be purchased at www.toughlovers.com