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Carol Birk
Amount Raised
$6,350.00
Fundraising Goal $1,000.00

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I am showing my support for the ALS Society of Alberta by participating in the 23rd annual Betty's Run for ALS, and I hope you will too. You can donate to my page and/or choose to participate along with me. 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 (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 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.

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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My Supporters (41)

Sean left a message
Jun 3, 2019 6:36 PM
Have a great run!
Friend of Betty's Run donated $250.00
Jun 3, 2019 6:35 PM
Rita Tripathy donated $100.00
May 27, 2019 4:44 PM
Paul Chiswell donated $250.00
May 26, 2019 11:00 PM
Katherine Pybus donated $200.00
May 25, 2019 10:29 AM
Don Chernichen donated an undisclosed amount
May 24, 2019 12:05 PM
Lisa Gilead donated an undisclosed amount
May 24, 2019 9:45 AM
Lindsay Cox donated an undisclosed amount
May 23, 2019 5:30 PM
john wilmot donated an undisclosed amount
May 23, 2019 2:06 PM
Linda Jorgenson donated an undisclosed amount
May 23, 2019 1:35 PM
Colette Suto donated $100.00
May 23, 2019 12:22 PM
Trevor McDonald donated $300.00
May 22, 2019 8:05 PM
Gina Ross donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 7:54 PM
Carolyn Wright donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 7:19 PM
Ashley Weldon donated $150.00
May 22, 2019 6:54 PM
John C and Rhonda W donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 5:01 PM
David Maxwell donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 3:07 PM
Craig Alcock donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 2:38 PM
Sylvie Welsh donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 2:34 PM
Jacob Hoeppner donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 2:34 PM
Grant Zawalsky donated $250.00
May 22, 2019 12:33 PM
jay reid donated $500.00
May 22, 2019 12:16 PM
Tasha Wood donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 11:31 AM
Amanda Cutting left a message
May 22, 2019 11:23 AM
So sorry for what you are both going through Carol
Amanda Cutting donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 11:22 AM
Cathy Miller donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 9:40 AM
Denise left a message
May 21, 2019 6:17 PM
Very sorry to get this news from you Carol. My heart goes out to you and your husband.
Denise McMullen donated $500.00
May 21, 2019 6:16 PM
T Boomer donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 5:42 PM
Joanne Luu donated $100.00
May 21, 2019 5:10 PM
Edward Brown donated $200.00
May 21, 2019 5:06 PM
Silvana Rossi-Lindsay donated $100.00
May 21, 2019 4:58 PM
Paul Mereau donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 4:13 PM
Eric W. donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 3:55 PM
Alison Scott donated $50.00
May 21, 2019 3:46 PM
Cali O. donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 3:45 PM
Steve Cohen donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 3:36 PM
John and Caroline Wilson donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 3:33 PM
M Silva donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 3:32 PM
Lauran B donated $100.00
May 21, 2019 3:15 PM
K Irvine donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 3:14 PM