After my uncle John passed away in 2013 from ALS, I wanted to do something to help the Society, and I thought the best thing I could do would be to produce a video to help raise awareness about ALS and all of the services the Society provides. The patient services that the Society provides includes specialized medical equipment, resources, and support to people who fight this terrible disease beyond what the provincial medical system can provide. Equally important is the care and support the Society provides to the family and friends of people who are affected. The Society is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who do so much. I am very honoured to be recognized by the ALS Society of BC as the recipient of the 2016 Exceptional Advocacy Award: A group of 2 or more.
Thank you Heather Bradfield, Kirsty Dick, Rob Kelly, and Scott Dickson, who gave their time and energy to this project, and to the wonderful group of volunteers who give their time to ALSBC.
You can view the video on the My Work section of my website.
Creek Water Media wins Exceptional Advocacy Award
[Richmond – April 7, 2016] — On April 5, 2016 the annual Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of BC Volunteer Awards was held at the Quilchena Golf & Country Club. The award ceremony recognizes outstanding leaders and volunteers in the community. Creek Water Media is the newest recipient of the Exceptional Advocacy Award: a group of two or more people. The purpose of this award is to recognize an exceptional advocacy initiative that sought to improve quality of life for a person or persons with ALS during the previous 12 months. This award recognizes an initiative that changes public policy to the benefit of people affected by ALS.
Tyler Gamsby from Burnaby of Creek Water Media produced a video on living with ALS and the patient services provided by the ALS Society of BC. The video features personal stories from the Sands Family, Dr. Andrew Eisen and Bob Heinrich. Tyler and his team donated their services and time to ALS BC by creating a video to raise awareness to advocate support for the ALS Society of BC.
“Tyler and his team at Creek Water Media have created a phenomenal video to raise awareness for ALS,” says Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC.
About ALS Society of BC:
The ALS Society of BC raises funds to provide direct services and support to those currently living with ALS and ALS Research. Until a cure is found, the Society provides patient services to improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with this disease by offering an extensive equipment loan program, support groups, and educational materials.
About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body. When they fail to receive messages, the muscles lose strength, atrophy and die. ALS can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, or ethnic origin. It does not affect the senses, and only rarely does it affect the mind.
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Or contact Wendy Toyer, Executive Director ALS Society of BC
Tel: 604-278-2257 ext 222