Update on Walk for ALS

A few days ago I posted about the upcoming Walk for ALS. Picking up the pledge form just a few days before the event, I set myself a goal of raising $100.

In addition to my blog post, I emailed some family and friends who knew my brother Glen, and sent an email to my co-workers.Walk for ALS in Prince Albert 2008

The response was overwhelming. I collected $171 and received pledges from out-of-towners totalling another $330, for a total of $501. (not counting another $40 pledge that I found out about after returning from the walk).

Here is what one shirt-tail relative stated in his email response:

I still think about Glen often. Until Glen was diagnosed with ALS I had no idea of the devastation it causes. I still can’t understand why someone as awesome as Glen would be inflicted with such an evil disease! It was torture to watch Glen go through all that suffering, I can’t imagine what he went through! I still miss him very much. So this is something I will always support!

The threatening rain never materialized, and it turned out to be a great day for a walk. Thanks all for making my fund-raising easy.

Glen with Carmen, 1980 family camp-out

6 Responses to “Update on Walk for ALS”

  1. Sarah Loseth says:

    Thanks for walking on our behalf; it is a great cause.

  2. Shirley Berge says:

    When I heard the walk promoted on TV I felt like I should take part, but it was just a couple of days before the event and, of course, I didn’t. So I was very happy when I got your email that you were walking. If we find out early enough next year I’d like to join you, assuming you will do it again. I think we should do it as a family, as many of us as possible.

    I believe ALS is about the most cruel disease there is and so few people have heard of it. I didn’t know anything about it before Glen was diagnosed. He was the absolute best and I miss him terribly. Thanks for walking to honor him, and raise money and awareness for this very worthy cause.

  3. Phil L says:

    Shirley, According to the Walk for ALS website, it is possible to register teams for the walk. I think we should put together Team Glen for next year. If there’s a walk in Saskatoon that would be the logical place, but there are enough Loseths and Berges around P.A. that we should be able to get a few team members together.

  4. Shirley says:

    I’m in.

  5. Carmen says:

    Count me in! Thanks for doing the walk, I didn’t hear about it untill after you did it. Maybe we should do a Loseth camping trip in June just like the good old days and then we could all do the walk together! We Loseth’s don’t get together enough!

  6. Phil L says:

    Carmen, A camping trip and ALS walk sounds like a good idea.
    By the way, you’ve changed somewhat since I took that picture of you with your dad.