Gratitude from stroke survivors

On behalf of the Central Alberta Stroke Survivors I would like to thank all the businesses and individuals whose support and generous donations made our Second Annual Walk and Roll event on July 20 a great success.

We were able to raise more than $3,500 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Together with last year’s event we have now raised more than $7,000. This money will go to research to help prevent others from suffering a stroke.

Specifically I would mention Walmart North and South Red Deer, Sobey’s North and South, Tasty Bakery, John and Lynda Fuller, McDonald’s South and Starbucks at Chapters for providing a lovely lunch for us after the walk, and Line-X for providing a barbeque so we could prepare the burgers.

Staff of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Unit 35 provided invaluable assistance. Without the fantastic staff of this rehab unit the event could not be held.

Also to the family members and friends who raised money for us and/or walked along side us and in some cases pushed our wheelchair – thank you.

Boston Pizza in Sylvan Lake kindly helped by collecting donations from their customers. We also thank Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling for his participation in both years.

Our special thanks to everyone who donated both this year and last. We are looking forward to next year’s event when we expect to bring our total up to more than $10,000.

I also thank the members of my committee that not only did the major tasks but also looked after the small details that make an event like this run smoothly: Colleen, Carley, Hugh, Brittany, Michelle, Al and George – you folks are awesome and greatly appreciated.

Bryan Shantz

Committee chairman