Posted on April 3, 2019
HME Mobility & Accessibility, owned by, Robert Boscacci & Cameron Fleming, have been working with the ALS Society of BC for 7 years now. They have sponsored the WALK to End ALS in BC and the Yukon for the past 2 years, and are continuing their sponsorship this year.
“After looking across the province and carefully considering charities, to see which one benefited patients the most, we chose to sponsor the ALS Society of BC,” says Robert. “We continue our sponsorship since Cam and I believe that ALS BC does great work, and we feel comfortable working with the staff.”
“We are both honored to be receiving this award from such a highly regarded organization – an organization that we truly believe in,” says Robert. “We will continue to work alongside ALS BC, and hopefully one day find a cure for ALS.”
“Robert and Cameron, both have excellent business ethics and sense of philanthropy,” says Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC. “I am thrilled to have them receive this award to recognize their dedication to ALS BC.”
The purpose of this award is to evaluate and recognize exceptional programs that aimed to educate and increase public awareness of ALS during the previous 12 months. Public awareness activities may include liaisons with the media, co-coordinating public awareness displays and speaking to the public or other organizations about ALS.
The awards night for the ALS Society of BC was held on April 2, 2019 at Quilchena Golf & Country Club, to recognize the involvement of volunteers and donors in supporting the cause.
The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. Through assisting research, we are committed to finding the cause of, and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe. ALS is not contagious. There is no effective treatments for ALS and no cure, yet. Approximately 80 per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of being diagnosed.