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Murray Mikulak
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $6,000.00

My Message

The 2019 edition of Betty’s Run marks the 9th year our family, friends & colleagues will be participating in the Betty’s Run for ALS.

A few months after Shelagh’s ALS diagnosis in November 2010, we found out about the annual major fundraiser for the ALS Society – the Betty’s Run for ALS.  Shelagh immediately wanted participate and help raise funds.  When I asked Shelagh what she wanted to name her team, she thought about it for a moment, and said the “Green Team”, in celebration of her Irish heritage.  We became “Shelagh’s Green Team" and entered our first Betty’s Run in 2011, raising over $40,000 in our first year.  

Shelagh had the distinct honour of serving as the Ambassador for the 2012 Betty’s Run, our second year of participation. She cherished this honour and delivered a powerful and moving speech on a cold Sunday morning in June 2012. And another $40,000 in donations for the ALS Society.  There is a link to her speech in the photo montage section.

Our third year of participation in the 2013 Betty’s Run was Shelagh’s last one, as she passed away the following month in July 2013.

Today Shelagh’s Green Team represents family, friends & colleagues who come out to honour Shelagh’s tenacity, perseverance, positive attitude and celebrate her motto  “I am living with ALS, not dying from ALS” .

Over the last eight years, through our participation in the Betty’s Run and with corporate donations, we have raised approximately $175,000 in Shelagh’s name.  There has never been a single organization to touch our lives, and to have had such a profound impact on our lives, as the ALS Society of Alberta.  That is why we are so passionate about supporting them and the work they do for those "living with ALS", and those who love, cherish and care for them.

I am also participating in honour of my childhood friend, Rick Skopik, whom I have known since I was 3 years old, who passed away last November from ALS, as well as my cousin Joanne Dipalo Mclennan who passed away in 2004 from ALS.

2019 will mark the addition of a new Co-captain to the Team - Eleanor (Ellie) Mikulak, our second grandchild.  Ellie will join her brother Oliver as co-captains of our Team

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

My Team

Murray is part of Shelagh's Green Team
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My Supporters (28)

Friend of Betty's Run donated $750.00
Jun 8, 2019 1:32 PM
Friend of Betty's Run donated $55.00
Jun 7, 2019 3:21 PM
Kurt and Patty donated $100.00
Jun 7, 2019 8:38 AM
Hermina Joldersma left a message
Jun 6, 2019 10:20 AM
Murray, this is on behalf of our never-forgotten friend Shelagh, and also on behalf of Christine Fewster, beloved wife of friend Keith Fewster.
Hermina Joldersma donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 6, 2019 10:19 AM
Matt Bootle donated $250.00
Jun 5, 2019 1:15 PM
Holly left a message
Jun 5, 2019 12:30 PM
You are truly an inspiration!
Holly & Mario donated $25.00
Jun 5, 2019 12:30 PM
Friend of Betty's Run donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 4, 2019 2:22 PM
Aieen left a message
Jun 4, 2019 2:17 PM
Shelagh is still in our thoughts.
Leanne Johancsik donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 4, 2019 9:26 AM
Deborah Kuran donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 4, 2019 9:04 AM
Friend of Betty's Run donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 3, 2019 11:47 PM
Theresa Mueller donated $200.00
Jun 2, 2019 11:58 AM
Hilary Buckley donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 11:57 PM
Friend of Betty's Run donated an undisclosed amount
May 20, 2019 2:26 PM
Parin and Zahir Teja donated $100.00
May 18, 2019 2:42 PM
Don left a message
May 17, 2019 1:56 PM
Thinking of you, your family and other loved ones as you participate in this event... and for this most worthy cause!
Friend of Betty's Run donated $100.00
May 17, 2019 1:49 PM
Ed Ghent donated $100.00
May 16, 2019 11:24 AM
L.W. (Lou) MacEachern donated $1,000.00
May 14, 2019 11:17 AM
Friend of Betty's Run donated $100.00
May 13, 2019 6:25 PM
nielsen left a message
May 13, 2019 12:37 PM
do not poop out
allan nielsen donated $250.00
May 13, 2019 12:36 PM
Linda Van Gastel left a message
May 13, 2019 9:53 AM
Love your co-captains!
Robert and Nancy Diamond donated $500.00
May 12, 2019 10:54 PM
Merle and Fred Young donated $100.00
May 12, 2019 10:41 PM
Murray Mikulak donated $1,000.00
May 5, 2019 5:27 PM