The ALS Society of Alberta is thrilled to participate in the 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge! We have ten free race registrations to give away, so long as you choose ALS as your charity of choice! Contact Lisa@alsab.ca to redeem your entry!
2017 Ambassador - Donna Strome
"Walking into the Neurologist’s clinic hoping to hear there was a solution to whatever was causing my symptoms and walking out with a diagnosis of ALS, was definitely not how I had expected that day to go. Even though I was a practicing Registered Nurse, and had worked on a palliative care unit helping others dealing with a terminal diagnosis, I felt totally unprepared to hear one applied to me. I am blessed to have supportive family and friends, and am thankful for a belief that in spite of the storms, I have much for which to give thanks. However, the reality of the situation and the gravity of the diagnosis of ALS did cause me angst. I had many questions and concerns about not only the quantity, but quality of my life over the next few years. For me the ALS society quickly became another anchor in the storm. Individuals involved in the Society (from Administrators to technicians to liaisons to volunteers and peers) have provided much needed and greatly appreciated support. “You are not alone; we are here to help” – words spoken to me during my first visit with the ALS Society. They were not empty words; the Society has played a vital role in navigating with me through the maze of needs and have provided not only moral and emotional support but many practical physical devices to assist my activities of daily living. Icannot thank them enough for the difference they are making in my life!
Quonset Days was started as a tribute to Peter Biemans, a loving husband and father, who passed away in August 2009 after a hard fought battle with ALS. As a family, the Biemans had participated in the WALK for ALS but in 2010 their local walk was cancelled due to a lack of organizers. This is when Quonset Days was born. Every penny raised through Quonset Days goes to support the ALS Society of Alberta for client support services in Alberta. It is held annually in July. Since 2010, it has raised over $300,000!
Join us Saturday, March 18 for Grande Prairie's Dueling Pianos in support of the ALS Society of Alberta!
Featuring Cal Toth Rock & Roll Piano
Grande Prairie, AB
Doors open at 5:00 pm
Dinner at 6:00 pm
Duelling Pianos at 8:30 pm
Tickets: $50 each or 2 for $75
Tickets available at The Dunes Golf & Winter Club
Call to reserve at 780-538-4333.
Songs for Ken is back for its third annual concert fundraiser in support of the ALS Society of Alberta. Two shows will take place again this year, one in Calgary and one in Fort MacLeod. For tickets to the Calgary show, visit www.fishcreekconcerts.com. For tickets to the Fort MacLeod show, visit www.macleodempress.com.
We hope to see you there!