PLEASE SUPPORT
LIZ BALOG
Amount Raised
$8,895.00
Fundraising Goal $9,000.00

My ALS Story

It was late December 2018, shortly after moving to Bonita Springs, Florida for our first winter season as Snowbirds. I was busy as usual...always moving...always walking...never tired...never short of things I wanted to do. I recall telling Gabe that my plan was to do the one-hour walk with our dog Rosie every morning to the roundabout fountains. Rosie and I did that walk once. The next time I went for a walk, I noticed an unusual fatigue in my thighs. For someone that never experienced any aches or pains whatsoever, it was very strange. The issue worsened and I flew home a couple of times to seek medical attention. I was told that there was a chance that my problem could be ALS, and I was referred to the ALS and Neuromuscular Clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital, but I kept telling myself that the doctors would find another cause. On April 18, 2019, my diagnosis was confirmed as limb-onset ALS. Of course, it was devastating news. I couldn't understand how this could happen to such a healthy person. I've had some time to process and accept the diagnosis. It was the hand I was dealt and I'm doing the best I can. I am so blessed to have the loving support of my husband, sons, family and friends. The kindness and love I am receiving is overwhelming. I am so grateful to the ALS Society of Canada for providing the personal attention I need right now. 

Please support the 2019 WALK TO END ALS on Monday, May 20th.

I am participating in the 2019 Walk to End ALS in order to provide hope for myself as well as other people and their families afflicted by ALS. By donating to this cause, we are demonstrating our support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with this disease. Funding for research provides the possibility of a cure for this terminal illness.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a motor neuron disease that takes away people’s ability to walk, talk, and eventually breathe on their own. This cause is very important to me and your support makes an immediate impact. 

Your support will help to:

Create a better day-to-day reality for people and families living with ALS by providing community-based support throughout Ontario - like in-home visits and support groups – as well as delivering necessary medical equipment like hospital beds, wheelchairs, stair lifts and other items that increase safety in the home, at no cost to those who need them.

Further scientific progress by investing in the ALS Canada Research Program, which funds promising ALS research. This program provides peer-reviewed grants to researchers whose work has the greatest potential to advance the field of ALS. There’s been more progress made in ALS research in the last five years than over the last century – we need to keep building on this momentum.

Please consider donating toward my 2019 Walk to End ALS.

Support me now - we are stronger together!

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Liz Balog

Event Date
May 20, 2019 1:00 PM
Location Name
Halton Region

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My Supporters (103)

Lovell Gilbert donated $100.00
Jun 17, 2019 5:23 PM
Akemi Ikeda donated $100.00
May 26, 2019 9:36 PM
Louise Parisotto left a message
May 25, 2019 8:49 AM
Both Luc and I are thinking of you with hope and positive blessings.
Louise Parisotto donated $100.00
May 25, 2019 8:48 AM
Germana and Gary donated $100.00
May 24, 2019 7:00 AM
Kathy and Cal Yake donated $100.00
May 21, 2019 12:13 PM
Dave and liz donated $100.00
May 20, 2019 2:40 PM
Angela & Kelly donated $100.00
May 19, 2019 10:27 AM
Irene and Brad donated an undisclosed amount
May 19, 2019 10:06 AM
David Harris left a message
May 18, 2019 9:15 PM
Liz, I really feel for you. Thanks for being such a shining light to us all. David
David Harris donated $150.00
May 18, 2019 9:14 PM
Macit Cobanoglu donated $50.00
May 18, 2019 8:47 PM
Keith and Lisa donated $100.00
May 18, 2019 11:36 AM
Tom Henderson donated $50.00
May 18, 2019 11:04 AM
Kevin Stewart donated $20.00
May 18, 2019 10:15 AM
Dennis Curley and Karin Fryday donated $100.00
May 18, 2019 9:30 AM
Robin and Michael donated an undisclosed amount
May 18, 2019 5:18 AM
Julie Samson donated $100.00
May 17, 2019 5:53 PM
Steph Scarpone left a message
May 17, 2019 10:52 AM
Thinking about you always from across the pond. Wish I could be there on Monday! xo
Stephanie & Stephen Wolski donated an undisclosed amount
May 17, 2019 10:38 AM
Friend of ALS Canada donated an undisclosed amount
May 17, 2019 12:00 AM
Susila Ramgoolam left a message
May 16, 2019 1:51 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you Liz.
Peggy McDonald left a message
May 15, 2019 3:58 PM
Thinking about you Liz.......
Peggy McDonald donated $150.00
May 15, 2019 3:55 PM
John & Eva Marczak donated $100.00
May 14, 2019 6:28 PM
John and Eva Marczak left a message
May 14, 2019 6:24 PM
We wish you all the best, Liz and Gabe.
Joan Augustine left a message
May 14, 2019 1:46 PM
Best of luck to you Liz
Joan Augustine donated $100.00
May 14, 2019 1:45 PM
Philippe Paquette donated an undisclosed amount
May 13, 2019 8:49 PM
Fred Dermarkar left a message
May 13, 2019 7:08 PM
You are very much in our thoughts
Fred Dermarkar donated $1,000.00
May 13, 2019 7:07 PM
Mitch Charron donated $100.00
May 13, 2019 5:36 PM
Carlos left a message
May 13, 2019 3:00 PM
Let's defeat ALS as well!
Carlos Lorencez donated $100.00
May 13, 2019 2:59 PM
Kerry Clemen donated $100.00
May 13, 2019 11:40 AM
Michael K. O'Neill donated $100.00
May 13, 2019 10:34 AM
Walter and Flo Thompson donated $50.00
May 13, 2019 9:59 AM
Joanie and Gerry left a message
May 12, 2019 9:18 PM
With much love and support.
o'Mahoney Family Foundation donated $150.00
May 12, 2019 9:16 PM
Ron Shermet donated $100.00
May 12, 2019 4:09 PM
Ron Shermet left a message
May 12, 2019 4:06 PM
Liz your strength, resilience and possitivity are truly inspirational!
Manny Moniz donated $50.00
May 12, 2019 2:07 PM
Robert Chun left a message
May 12, 2019 1:31 PM
Hi Liz and Gabe I am looking forward to join you folks for the walk Monday
Pauline Lilley donated $200.00
May 10, 2019 9:01 PM
Marika Jordaan donated an undisclosed amount
May 10, 2019 3:55 PM
Marika Jordaan left a message
May 10, 2019 3:51 PM
You are such a fighter! Remember your friends, we are here for you. xox
Sarah Scarpone donated an undisclosed amount
May 10, 2019 10:45 AM
Lori Palmieri donated $50.00
May 9, 2019 6:28 PM
June Jennings donated an undisclosed amount
May 9, 2019 1:05 PM
Maria da Luz Moniz left a message
May 9, 2019 7:06 AM
Querida Liz, stay strong, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Mark Gerchikov donated an undisclosed amount
May 8, 2019 10:12 PM
Lynne and Anthony Presutti donated $100.00
May 8, 2019 11:07 AM
Alda Todd donated $50.00
May 7, 2019 9:22 PM
Jane Murray donated $200.00
May 7, 2019 11:45 AM
Kathy left a message
May 7, 2019 11:05 AM
I am here for you always, Liz.
Kathy Talucci donated an undisclosed amount
May 7, 2019 11:04 AM
Karen & Tony Scarpone donated $200.00
May 7, 2019 10:49 AM
John and Kathy Hinnen donated $200.00
May 7, 2019 7:38 AM
Glenn Archinoff left a message
May 7, 2019 6:31 AM
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Glenn Archinoff donated $100.00
May 7, 2019 6:30 AM
john mackinnon left a message
May 6, 2019 4:50 PM
Passing positive thoughts.
John Mackinnon donated $225.00
May 6, 2019 4:49 PM
Jessica, Dale left a message
May 6, 2019 3:36 PM
All of our love and support to you Aunt Liz. Your positivity inspires us. ?
Jessica Schierbeck donated $150.00
May 6, 2019 3:35 PM
Teresa Moniz left a message
May 6, 2019 12:57 PM
My Dear cousin have a great walk, I will be thinking of you and sending my love.
Teresa Moniz donated $50.00
May 6, 2019 12:45 PM
Shawn Christiansen donated an undisclosed amount
May 6, 2019 12:43 PM
Heather Fenton left a message
May 5, 2019 10:04 PM
Hey Liz, I might join you if I am able that day! You are amazing.
Heather L Fenton donated an undisclosed amount
May 5, 2019 10:03 PM
Anne-Marie (McHugh) Doherty donated $50.00
May 5, 2019 6:48 PM
Mark + Sarah donated an undisclosed amount
May 5, 2019 5:16 PM
Annette & Jim Gordon donated $200.00
May 5, 2019 2:07 PM
Paul & Nancy donated $200.00
May 5, 2019 1:13 PM
Phil Simon donated $50.00
May 5, 2019 12:55 PM
Ismail & Carolyn Cheng donated an undisclosed amount
May 5, 2019 11:47 AM
Joan Higgs and Gord Spielmann left a message
May 5, 2019 9:54 AM
Thinking of you and your family
Joan Higgs and Gord Spielmann donated $100.00
May 5, 2019 9:51 AM
Steve Pinkus donated $50.00
May 5, 2019 8:52 AM
Joanne McKay (Egginton) left a message
May 5, 2019 5:27 AM
Dear Liz My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your incredible spirit, grace, selflessness, strength and boundless love for and from family and friends is so very evident. I am quite simply awestruck. Thank you for raising awareness and being such a beacon of light for the rest of us. Much love, Joanne
Joanne McKay donated $50.00
May 5, 2019 5:19 AM
Jim and Chris Hilbig donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2019 11:50 PM
Anna Silva donated $100.00
May 4, 2019 10:09 PM
Diane Cancilla donated $100.00
May 4, 2019 7:22 PM
Diane Cancilla left a message
May 4, 2019 7:08 PM
I am behind Liz 100% !!!!!
Cristina Marziali left a message
May 4, 2019 6:33 PM
We love and support you Liz. See you at the walk! Cristina XOXO
Cristina Marziali donated $100.00
May 4, 2019 6:30 PM
Michael Brett donated $50.00
May 4, 2019 4:46 PM
Sandy Vesz donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2019 4:45 PM
Tracey donated $150.00
May 4, 2019 4:37 PM
Nicole Cynthia Lane donated $170.00
May 4, 2019 4:17 PM
Marv & Melissa Gold donated $75.00
May 4, 2019 4:10 PM
Leslie Csillag left a message
May 4, 2019 3:52 PM
Know that I am thinking about you Liz! I truly hope you over come this and we will have a chance to meet again! Lots of love from Hungary!
Leslie Csillag donated $100.00
May 4, 2019 3:48 PM
Lidia Ferreri donated $200.00
May 4, 2019 3:45 PM
venilde Moniz left a message
May 4, 2019 3:42 PM
We love you Liz, your inspiration to others will empower you. know that you are surrounded by love - God bless You
Venilde Moniz donated $25.00
May 4, 2019 3:40 PM
Yvette Massa donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2019 3:36 PM
Tammy & Nelson donated $200.00
May 4, 2019 2:45 PM
Paul Petherick donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2019 2:35 PM
The Fujimoto Family donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2019 2:05 PM
Sharon Ward left a message
May 4, 2019 1:31 PM
You can do it Liz :)
Sharon Ward donated $100.00
May 4, 2019 1:30 PM
LIZ BALOG donated $500.00
May 3, 2019 4:04 PM