Coordinators of the Williams Lake Walk for ALS have received honorable mentions from the province’s ALS Society.
The Society announced on Thursday that Eileen Campbell and Heather Robertson are the 2015 Recipients of the Walk of the Year Honourable Mentions.
Executive Director Wendy Toyer says Campbell and Robertson have a special place in the hearts and minds of people affected by ALS.
“Sadly Eileen lost her husband to ALS and one of the reasons she felt very passionate about having a walk in her community is there are other people living in the community with ALS and to create awareness about the disease and to also give back”
Toyer adds that Campbell and Robertson are true community leaders.
“They actually approached us to host a walk for ALS. They are the first and continue to be the coordinators for the Walk. The Walk in Williams Lake would not take place without these two ladies.”
Over $26,000 was raised in Williams Lake last year-a 20% increase when compared to 2014.
The Williams Lake Walk for ALS has raised more than $73,000 in support of patient service for people living with ALS and for funding research to find a cure since it’s inception in 2012.
This year’s Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 25 in Boitanio Park.