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Enterprise Foundation Supports ALS BC

Wendy Toyer, John Stempfie, Rena Mendoza and Darryl Caines

Started in 1982 by the company’s founder, Jack Taylor, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established to allow the company to give back to the communities where our customers and employees live and work.

John Stempfle, Lower Mainland Truck Manager and Darryl Caines, Langley Enterprise Rent a Car dropped by the ALS BC office to present a $1,500  donation in recognition of June ALS Awareness Month.

 

 

#RunForBradley

Amy Riding ran her first 1/2 Marathon on May 7th in support of her friend Brad Mackenzie who is living with ALS.  She ran the 22KM in 2 hours 15 minutes, raising $11,000 for ALS BC.  

ALS Society of BC North Central Island Chapter elects Executive Commiittee

At the ALS Society of BC North Central Island Living with ALS Support group meeting held in Nanaimo on May 17th, the Chapter’s executive committee was re-elected for the next term.  Serving a second term - Sheldon Cleaves, President and voting member on the provincial board of directors; Shirley Theriault, Secretary and Betty Edwards, Director at Large.  Sheldon is also serves as the Secretary of the provincial board of directors.

Raffle Draw Winner on May 13, 2017

Congratulations to our raffle draw winner,  Margaret Moran of Burnaby, BC.  Winning Ticket Number -  0693

We would like to thank everyone who supported and purchased raffle tickets.  We were SOLD OUT and raised $20K. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the ALS Society of BC  patient services, to provide support for those living with ALS.

Province of British Columia Proclaims June ALS Awareness Month

• On June 1st, BC landmark buildings will light up in the colour purple to show support for people living with ALS.  These include: BC Parliament buildings; Science World, Royal BC Museum, BC Place and Harbour Centre.

• On June 3rd in Victoria and surrounding area, volunteers will be on location at malls offering Cornflowers (symbol of hope for people living with ALS) by donation to ALS Research.  If you would like to volunteer contact Michelle Smith at michelle.machine@gmail.com

Instagram Scam Alert

Yesterday March 15, 2017, an  Instagram message was circulated poising as a Walk for ALS event/campaign.  This is a scam.  The ALS Society of BC does not use Instagram.  If you receive this message please contact the Anti Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre.ca  to report this.

Project MinE

“Why have I been diagnosed with ALS when so many other people have not?”
This is an all-too-common question of people living with the devastation of an ALS diagnosis, and the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) wants to help answer it. We are leading Canada’s fundraising efforts for Project MinE to support the mapping and analysis of up to 1,000 DNA profiles.

2017 Walks for ALS in BC and the Yukon

 The ALS Society of B.C. today announced that HME Mobility and Accessibility, and Pride Mobility Products, will be presenting sponsors of the ‘Walks for ALS in B.C. & Yukon in 2017.’

The ‘Walks for ALS’ across Canada are the signature event for promoting awareness of Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) and raising crucial funds for patient care and ALS research.

Fifteen walks will take place in 2017 at locations across B.C. and Yukon.