Karen's Purple Shirt Party


We are often inspired by the commitment and unwavering support within the ALS community, but this story has truly left a mark on our hearts as we begin another week in the fight against ALS. 

Saturday, April 14 marked the first annual "Karen's Purple Shirt Party" in support of the ALS Society of Alberta. After losing wife and mother, Karen Wagenaar, to ALS in 2017, Rick and his four sons brought their family and friends together to pay tribute to Karen and her journey with ALS. Rick and his family consistently mentioned how they needed to do something special in honour of Karen, and continue her legacy through annual fundraising and support of the ALS Society of Alberta. Now, they are "overwhelmed by the support in their community" and managed to raise nearly $25,000 for the ALS Society. These funds will remain in Alberta to help make each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS, something that the Wagenaar family is very proud of. 

We are so honoured to be a part of the Wagenaar family's incredible legacy, and to help share Karen's story with the community. We are so looking forward to everything that they accomplish as they continue to pay tribute to Karen.