Mary’s Marathon

Join the Wiebe family in the Walk for ALS

Mary and Marvin Wiebe live at Menno Place, and as a community we are partnering together with the Wiebe family to participate in the Walk for ALS on June 9th.

Mary’s Story

Mary was diagnosed with ALS almost two years ago. She is unable to walk, speak and has lost the ability to use her right hand and now she has learned to write with her left hand. We were made aware of the ALS Society of BC and within two weeks of joining we were supplied with a motorized wheelchair, hospital bed plus other incidentals. There is no cure and no clear treatment available, however they have more people doing research about ALS than in previous years.

What is ALS?

Amoyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease where nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control muscle movement die. ALS robs a person of their ability to walk, talk, and eventually breathe. It is a terminal disease.

About the Walk

The Walk for ALS in the Fraser Valley is the largest volunteer led fundraiser for ALS in Canada. The Walk is all about communities coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for a future without ALS.

Date: June 9th, 2018

Registration: 10 am  | Walk: 11 am

Where: Mill Lake Park, 2310 Emerson St, Abbotsford BC

How Your Fundraising Helps

60% Client Services – sixty percent of proceeds support direct services for people with ALS and their families – educational information, referrals to local health care and community services, equipment loans, and coordination of peer support groups through the ALS Society of BC.

40% Research – forty percent of proceeds support ongoing ALS research across the country through the ALS Society of Canada’s National Research Program.