May 2020 - The Walk to End ALS Kelowna will be a Virtual Walk due to Social Distancing based on COVID-19 outbreak.
I will be walking on Saturday June 20th at NOON at Shannon Woods Sports Field. Members of my team - Linda's AngeLS will also be walking (socially distanced) at the field or in their own yard. After my walk I will be doing the ICE BUCKET challenge - pledge me $5 or however much you choose to see me SOAKED!
This year I will be walking for my friend Darlene ~ Darlene has a big smile, a contagious laugh, sees the big picture, loves to teach others, is the life of a party, never say's 'no', and never gives up! Darlene also has ALS - she is looking forward to going home soon after several months in hospital after a fall. Darlene needs our help to ensure she can have all the equipment and support like my Mum did. Darlene is a fighter and is now adjusting to what she is going to need in her home to live alone or through the support of her sister. I look forward to being able to give Darlene a hug again and encouraging in any way I can.
Please help me in anyway you can to help Darlene and my other ALS friends who deserve the best quality of life they can.
Team: Linda’s AngeLS
My background story-
April 6, 2017 our lives changed drastically when my Mum was diagnosed with ALS. In the 11 months we were aware of her disease the ALS society provided us with all the equipment Mum needed at no cost with a fast turn around in shipping and set up. It costs on average $140,000 for equipment loans during a patients lifetime.
My Mum courageously battled ALS with her big smile while she continued planning living life for others past your own. She wanted more awareness shared about ALS and healthy able bodies to fight for treatment for this disease. My Mum's outlook on life and living with this diesease created a fuel in myself to give back - to give support to others living with ALS and to caregivers who work tirelessly for their loved ones. I am committed to fundraising to ensure ALS patients have excellent equipment, that our kids and grandkids of ALS can go to camp, and to continue the research needed for find a cure.
The WALK for ALS is the largest volunteer led fundraiser for ALS across the country. The WALK for ALS is about local communities coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for a future without ALS. Funds received support our vision: supporting Canadians living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease.
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