OKANAGAN WALK for ALS: From Joyce Berg

The OKANAGAN WALK for ALS is taking place in Kelowna on June 14, 2014.  Erwin & I will be participating in the Walk again this year.  I would like to say “thank you” for your support in the past!  I’m hoping you will sponsor me again this year. Also if you know anyone else who might want to donate please consider sending this link to them.   This will help me with my fundraising & raise awareness about this dreadful disease.

Your support is greatly appreciated.  The dollars you raise will help the ALS Society support people with ALS and their families on their difficult journey.  It will also support ALS Canada’s investment in breakthrough research to find treatment and a cure.

It is my hope that you will consider sponsoring me by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click on the link below to donate now…

The link to my personal walker page is:  http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=2217517&langPref=en-CA    I hope you will read my message “In Memory of Bonnie”.

Please tell anyone that wishes to donate but is hesitant to donate on-line, they can send their donation to Joyce Berg 150 Grizzly Place, Osoyoos, BC  V0H 1V6.

Thank you for your support!

P.S.  Here are some additional ALS facts:
* Two to three Canadians die of ALS each day
* Approximately 3,000 Canadians currently live with ALS
* In at least 90% of cases, ALS strikes individuals with no family history of the disease
* Between 5-10% have a familial form of ALS, devastating families for generations
* ALS can strike anyone, regardless of age, sex or ethnic origin
* While the usual age of onset is between 55 and 65, many younger people, often parents,        are afflicted
* Nearly 90% of people with ALS died within 5 years of diagnosis. While some live longer, others die within a few short months
* ALS affects the whole family
* ALS is a costly disease – emotionally, physically, and financially.