Betty's Run for ALS
SAVE THE DATE: 22ND ANNUAL BETTY'S RUN FOR ALS
sUNDAY JUNE 10, 2017
Betty's Run for ALS celebrates, promotes and channels hope for those affected with ALS, their families and their friends.
Over the past 21 years, Betty's Run has raised nearly $7 million due to the generous support of donors and participants. Of funds raised, 60 per cent stay in Alberta to support those currently living with ALS through equipment and client services. The remaining 40 per cent of funds support ongoing research into identifying the cause and cure for this devastating disease.
Who is Betty?
Betty Norman was an active 58-year-old Calgarian when she was diagnosed with ALS in August of 1996. Betty's courage and determination to make a difference was the driving force behind the June 1997 "This One's for Betty" walk/run. Sadly, Betty passed away within 11 months of her diagnosis and two weeks after the event that she inspired took place.
Determined to continue Betty's unwavering spirit, the organizing committee unanimously decided to hold an event every year in Betty's memory and honour. They also wanted to raise much needed funds to support the many other Albertans currently living with or affected by ALS. This is how the annual Betty's Run for ALS was born.