The City of Winnipeg will raise the ALS Society of Manitoba flag at city hall today to recognize June as ALS Awareness Month.
“For us and the more than 3,000 Canadians living with ALS, this month is an opportunity to talk more about this fatal disease and give people the opportunity to learn about how important supporting those living with ALS everyday is,” said Diana Rasmussen, executive director of the ALS Society.
The trees outside the Brummitt-Feasby ALS House will be lit up tonight.
The annual tree lighting ceremony is put on by the ALS Society of Manitoba at the home, located at 106 Kirby Drive. The residence provides care and support for those living with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Three bulbs for the tree can be purchased for $5 or seven bulbs for $10. Donors wishing to light up an entire tree can do so for $150. A tax receipt will be provided for donations over $10.
The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
For further information, call (204) 831-1510 or e-mail HOPE@alsmb.ca.
The weather looks like it will cooperate for the ALS Society of Manitoba’s Legacy Run today.
The 5k run at St. Vital Park begins at 9 a.m. at the Duck Pond, with proceeds going directly to fighting ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
ALS is a rapidly progressive fatal neuromuscular disease. It is characterized by degeneration of a select group of nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, which leads to progressive paralysis of the muscles.
Early donations have brought in nearly $500 for the run. Anyone wishing to donate can still do so online.
The Walk for ALS will have some beauty pageant volunteers this weekend at Assiniboine Park.
Miss Teen Manitoba-World, Courtney Mandock, 18, and Miss Teen Southern Manitoba-World, Devon Shewchuk, 16, will volunteer at the walk, which begins at 10 a.m. in the southeast picnic area parking lot on Saturday, June 2.
Mandock is a graduate of Garden City Collegiate, with French immersion honors and a dual diploma. She recently completed her first year in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba.
Shewchuk is in Grade 11 at West Kildonan Collegiate and will be spending time with her family in Gimli this summer to raise awareness about the misconceptions associated with ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome.
The Walk for ALS is an annual fundraiser for the ALS Society of Manitoba, which raises funds to research and find a cure for ALS, while helping to provide support services to families affected by ALS.
An 80’s-style Zumba party will have people in Oakbank, Manitoba rockin’ to the beat in support of the ALS Society of Manitoba.
On Friday, April 13, Springfield Collegiate will host the fundraiser event with professional Zumba instructors from across Manitoba.
The party will feature a light show and the talents of local legends DJ Brother K and Emcee Wayne Lambert, and Springfield’s very own Zumba goddesses Allie (A-Game) DePaulo and Cindy (Bad Mamma Jamma) Thoroski.
Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance at all Springfield Zumba and Fitness classes, as well as Trop/X Tanning and Hair Ink in Oakbank.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The party will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets are selling quickly for the 2012 Cornflower Gala being put on by the ALS Society of Manitoba.
The gala event on Saturday, March 24 will be held in the hangar of the Western Canada Aviation Museum and will raise funds to support people living with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease affects roughly 3,000 Canadians — with more than 250 living in Manitoba.
The catered cuisine will be provided by Urban Prairie Cuisine, with entertainment by the eight-piece dance band, Mr. E & The Jazz Gumshoes. CTV’s Maralee Caruso will emcee the evening.
Silent auction prizes include two tickets anywhere WestJet flies, a Churchill adventure package, balloon ride for two, Winnipeg Goldeyes Skysuite, Winnipeg Jets memorabilia, autographed Winnipeg Blue Bombers merchandise, theatre tickets, original artwork, and hotel, spa and resort packages.
Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner set for 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $140 with a partial tax receipt and can be purchased by calling (204) 831-1510 or e-mailing HOPE@alsmb.ca.
The trees outside the Brummitt-Feasby ALS House will be decked-out Wednesday night as the official lighting ceremony takes place.
Grade 12 students from Vincent Massey Collegiate helped decorate and string the lights on the tree this year, part of the annual Lite Up A Life event. Each bulb on the tree is made possible by a donation, which helps fund research going toward fighting ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Bulb donations can be made by calling (204) 831-1510 Ext. 4. Three bulbs are $5, or five bulbs for $10.
The lighting ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at 106 Kirby Drive.
The ALS Society of Manitoba’s Drive for Life Golf Classic is taking place on Thursday and there’s still time to register.
The 8th annual tournament has room for two more foursomes to play along at the Bel Acres Golf and Country Club. The day will be in honour of Marcel Bertrand.
Registration is $200 and includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a power cart, registration gift, buffet dinner and a bucket of warm up balls. There’s also the chance to win a great selection of prizes. A $100 tax receipt will be be provided. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with the Texas scramble at 12:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the tournament will go support the ALS Society of Manitoba.
To register, contact Sharon Carter at (204) 831-1510 or by e-mailing HOPE@alsmb.ca.