Purple Dreams Quilt Raffle 2023

The Friends & Family Move to Cure ALS – Burns Lake Fundraises for Their Mission to Find a Cure.

Contact: Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
604-278-2257 Ext. 222
[email protected]

June 19, 2023

Burns Lake, British Columbia – The ALS Society of British Columbia (ALSBC) is excited to announce the third fundraising event, Purple Dreams Quilt Raffle, raised just over $3,500.00 this year and over $14,000.00 over the last three years.

This inspiring initiative raffles a beautiful handmade quilt by Ronda Payne in honour of her friend Barb Durban who is living with ALS and aims to raise funds and awareness to support the research and improve the quality of life for individuals living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in British Columbia.

“We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Friends & Family Move to Cure ALS – Burns Lake. The proceeds from the event support patient service programs provided by the ALS Society of BC and research through PROJECT HOPE.” – Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC

The ALS Society of British Columbia wants to thank the generous people who organized, sponsored, and bought raffle tickets for the Purple Dreams Quilt Raffle fundraiser. Their support demonstrates a shared commitment to improving the lives of ALS patients and brings us one step closer to finding a cure.

Jenny and Barb 2023

About ALS BC: The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia (ALS BC) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Andrew Eisen, ALS patients and family members to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALS and their caregivers. Our mission is to cure ALS through funding research, while advocating for and supporting people living with ALS.

About ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere. Typically, the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.