Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Walk With Me

Walk with Me

I will always work on Easter Monday. It’s one of those things that’s meant to be.  On two of the last three years when I was alone in the office there has been the one call and one visit that I believe was meant to be.  Both times, it was a new diagnosis.  Both times it was someone accepting that they could not “walk” this journey alone.  Both times, it was someone reaching out with the sole purpose of confirming they were not alone.  A first step.

Here, at ALS NB & NS we are very privileged and humbled to walk this journey with many people.  Our promise – You Are Not Alone.  And we are reminded every day when we visit someone at home, when we deliver a power tilt wheelchair or a breathing machine, when we offer comfort and hope in any way, we are not alone. There are literally thousands of people who walk with us raising funds so that we can serve people with ALS.

Our single biggest fundraiser of the year is our walks in communities across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  ALS NB & NS is not funded by any level of government and so our walks provide crucial financial support.  We’ve changed our website/branding this year from Walk for ALS to ALS Walk Strong.

· We will walk strong for those who can’t.

· We will walk strong to help you and your family cope and come to terms with ALS.

· We will walk strong to help you and your family live your best life in the face of an ALS diagnosis.

Proceeds will support direct services like our equipment loan program to people living with ALS and support world class research happening in the Maritimes.

Thank you for your continued friendship and support.  I cannot tell you how much It means both to our staff and volunteers and most importantly to the people we serve.

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