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Zeljko's Team
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Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

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Dear friends please join me

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.

For me illness started in 2014 with a hoarseness that would not go away. As my body is gradually wasting away my mind is not impaired at all.

Imprisoned in my body I often feel like behind bars in a cage. Reminiscent of the poem by Rainer Maria Rilke about the panther caged in the zoo

The Panther

His gaze against the sweeping of the bars

has grown so weary, it can hold no more.

To him, there seem to be a thousand bars

and back behind those thousand bars no world.

The soft the supple step and sturdy pace,

that in the smallest of all circles turns,

moves like a dance of strength around a core

in which a mighty will is standing stunned.

Only at times the pupil’s curtain slides

up soundlessly — . An image enters then,

goes through the tensioned stillness of the limbs —

and in the heart ceases to be.

ALS Society gave me a sense of community, which is great and I enjoy it very much. Also they provided me with generous material support, with mobility and comfort. Betty’s run is the main annual fundraiser. I invite you to join my team of walkers or just sponsoring my team

 Betty’s run is main annual fundraiser held by ALS society. I invite you to join my team of walkers



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 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 (6)

Hermina Joldersma left a message
Jun 7, 2019 10:05 AM
Sehr lieber Zeljko - "ihm ist, als ob es Tausend Staebe gaebe / und hinter tausend Staeben keine Welt" - it's one of my beloved poems and I am so very sorry that you are in a life situation where it has taken on this very real meaning. Thank you for all the wisdom I gained from talking with you.
Hermina Joldersma donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 7, 2019 10:03 AM
Cort left a message
Jun 5, 2019 12:06 AM
You had no problem scooting through the snow, you will complete this with ease!
Cort Bulloch donated $50.00
Jun 5, 2019 12:04 AM
Bill Loughran donated $100.00
Jun 4, 2019 12:01 PM
Lynne MacLeod donated $50.00
May 21, 2019 1:03 PM