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Kimberly Howard
Amount Raised
$16,850.00
Fundraising Goal $15,000.00

My Message

In 2018, we lost our beautiful mother, Heather Walker, to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).  ALS is a rapid, always fatal, neurodegenerative disease. It attacks the nerves of the body that would normally send messages from the brain to the muscle, resulting in weakness and wasting. Eventually, the individual with ALS is left completely immobilized, with loss of speech and an inability to swallow and breathe. There is no known cause or cure for this devastating disease.

Throughout this difficult journey, we were so impressed by the care and support Mom (Heather) received from the medical and professional staff at the Calgary ALS Clinic, and the staff and volunteers of the ALS Society of Alberta who supported all of us along the way. 

This disease is debilitating and patient care often involves significant equipment and support. The ALS Society of Alberta was there with Mom and Dad (and all of us) every step of the way.  The Society's mission is to help make each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS. We certainly saw this mission in action. Through the Society we participated in support groups and they supplied medical equipment to support Mom and help her live her life (canes, wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, stair-lifts, etc.). This is an organization that truly helps people and makes a difference every day. 

This year, we are showing our support in honour and in loving memory of Heather for the ALS Society of Alberta by participating in the 22nd annual Betty's Run for ALS.  We hope you will too.  You can donate to our page and/or choose to participate along with us. Sixty per cent of funds raised remain in Alberta for client support services, including the Equipment Loan Program, home visits, information, referrals, support groups, and support for youth through the Support for Champions program. The remaining 40 per cent are invested into the most promising ALS research in Canada.

ALS Facts:

• ALS can strike anyone, at any time, regardless of race, gender or age.

• The usual age of onset is 55-65, but people under 20 have been diagnosed.

• Approximately 2,500 - 3,000 Canadians currently live with ALS.

• In at least 90 per cent of cases, it strikes people with no family history of the disease.

• Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within five years of diagnosis.

• A person with ALS can require equipment and care valued at more than $240,000.

• The cause is unknown. There is no known cure or treatment that prolongs life significantly - yet..

For more information about ALS please visit www.alsab.ca.

Event Date
Jun 9, 2019 9:00 AM
Location Name
North Glenmore Park

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Kimberly is part of Heather's Walkers
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My Supporters (57)

Sean O'Neill donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 16, 2019 4:37 PM
Peter and Claire Howard donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 7, 2019 12:46 PM
Kara Smyth donated $500.00
Jun 6, 2019 4:24 PM
Janet Hoyt donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 5, 2019 7:37 AM
Friend of Betty's Run donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 3, 2019 1:52 PM
ian farrer donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 3, 2019 12:51 PM
Aaron West donated an undisclosed amount
May 29, 2019 11:09 PM
Joanna Rosengarten donated an undisclosed amount
May 29, 2019 12:54 PM
Rob Matsuoka donated an undisclosed amount
May 29, 2019 12:49 PM
Koles Family donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2019 8:34 PM
Roberta Pettit donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2019 10:47 AM
Gordon Familyh donated $300.00
May 27, 2019 4:10 PM
Kim Macnab & Kevin Lemke donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2019 3:43 PM
Nick and Grace Lupi donated $250.00
May 27, 2019 1:35 PM
The Pavey’s. donated $250.00
May 25, 2019 3:33 PM
Terra Welsh donated $500.00
May 25, 2019 3:06 PM
Friend of Betty's Run donated an undisclosed amount
May 25, 2019 1:45 AM
Mark Shilling left a message
May 24, 2019 9:52 PM
Enjoy the run Kim
Friend of Betty's Run donated $250.00
May 24, 2019 9:51 PM
Stephanie Davis left a message
May 24, 2019 11:07 AM
Thank you Kim. A.L.S. is a devastating disease and more research must be done to find treatments,and possible even cures
Stephanie Davis donated $200.00
May 24, 2019 11:03 AM
Kerri and Dave Howard donated $500.00
May 24, 2019 10:51 AM
Ingrid Green left a message
May 24, 2019 9:47 AM
Way to go Kim! What a great way to honor your mom!
Ingri Green donated $250.00
May 24, 2019 9:46 AM
Maurizio Pezzente donated $200.00
May 23, 2019 8:25 PM
Brad Vescarelli donated $100.00
May 23, 2019 5:30 PM
John Howard donated $300.00
May 23, 2019 3:06 PM
paul viccars donated $200.00
May 23, 2019 1:08 PM
Royce left a message
May 23, 2019 11:43 AM
Kim
Royce Baker donated $250.00
May 23, 2019 11:42 AM
Rick left a message
May 23, 2019 10:22 AM
Great job in supporting a very worthy cause, thank you!
Rick Green donated $250.00
May 23, 2019 10:21 AM
Suzanne Murphy donated $200.00
May 22, 2019 11:24 PM
PETER RUDIN & DIANNE CLARK donated $200.00
May 22, 2019 6:55 PM
Ben Pon donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 6:10 PM
Scott Bergen donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 6:05 PM
Pope Family donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 5:51 PM
Friend of Betty's Run donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 5:29 PM
John left a message
May 22, 2019 5:20 PM
Very Happy to help such a great cause and such a great way to continue to honor you Mother.
John Guderyan donated $500.00
May 22, 2019 5:19 PM
Barbara Boake donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 4:07 PM
Nolan Lamb donated $50.00
May 22, 2019 3:12 PM
Rob Gillings donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 2:39 PM
Mellace Family donated $150.00
May 22, 2019 2:05 PM
Mike Grovue donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 2:05 PM
Trevor Morawski donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 11:17 AM
Sean Collins donated $500.00
May 22, 2019 11:16 AM
Doug Yoshida donated $500.00
May 22, 2019 10:22 AM
Amelia donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 10:12 AM
Brian Bidyk donated $500.00
May 22, 2019 9:53 AM
Friend of Betty's Run donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 9:28 AM
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 9:14 AM
Stephen Furlan donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 9:09 AM
Joe Palin donated $250.00
May 21, 2019 11:07 PM
Renee Reichelt and Craig Leggatt donated $500.00
May 21, 2019 10:49 PM
Gordon Cameron donated $250.00
May 21, 2019 10:38 PM
Kim and Jeff Howard donated $5,000.00
May 19, 2019 11:38 PM