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Team Jessie
Amount Raised
$9,040.00
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

Our Message

Jessie was diagnosed with ALS March 2018. She had to leave her job at UBCO, her friends, and her home in Kelowna to be in Calgary where she could be under the care of AHS’s superior ALS Clinic. We count ourselves very blessed that we are supported by Calgary’s ALS Society of Alberta. They offer us moral support and loan us equipment (ex. hospital bed, lifts, power wheelchair, etc).  They are a ‘can do’ organization that have helped Jessie and I immensely through this horrific disease.

I am showing my support for the ALS Society of Alberta by participating in the 22nd 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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Our Supporters (19)

Denise donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 6, 2019 5:07 PM
Ilga Arajs donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 5, 2019 2:59 PM
Judy Aikenhead donated $50.00
Jun 5, 2019 2:50 PM
A. Capper donated $200.00
Jun 3, 2019 4:54 PM
Karin Christie left a message
Jun 3, 2019 8:35 AM
Go Team Jessie!
Karin Christie donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 3, 2019 8:33 AM
Angie Marcotte donated $50.00
Jun 2, 2019 5:05 PM
Shaun and Janice donated $100.00
Jun 2, 2019 4:44 PM
Cheryl Nixon donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2019 7:40 PM
Val donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 4:59 PM
Karen Roth left a message
May 22, 2019 12:23 PM
Go Jessie, Go!
Karen Roth donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 12:22 PM
Dan & Sue donated $300.00
May 21, 2019 11:35 AM
Laurel (and Whitney) donated an undisclosed amount
May 17, 2019 4:50 PM
Donna Finley donated $100.00
May 9, 2019 2:08 PM
Kathy & Lauren donated $150.00
May 9, 2019 11:01 AM
Lee HORBACHEWSKI donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 29, 2019 4:17 PM
Hilary Watson and John Lefebvre donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 24, 2019 1:53 PM
Patricia Blocksom donated $100.00
Mar 24, 2019 12:27 PM