Langley charity hosts two big events this month

A walk and dinner, both being held in the next week, are aimed at raising awareness and money for the Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation.

It’s all about doubles in this year’s Free Us from Fibro walk happening Saturday, May 9, explained founder and executive director Cheryl Young.

The popularity of the inaugural fundraising walk last year, with 33 participants, has her optimistic they can double attendance and double the $4,000 raised in 2014.

To achieve that, Young has literally doubled the number of walks, too.

There will again be a 1.2-km walk through Langley City at 1 p.m., plus a new, five-km walk out to the airport and back, which starts at noon. Both walks start from the fibromyalgia thrift store (where there just happens to be a 99-cent clothing sale), at 20631 Fraser Hwy.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and pre-registration is possibly by visiting the store or calling Lori at 778-278-3697.

All money raised goes to creating awareness for fibromyalgia and other invisible diseases, such as Lupus, MS, diabetes, depression, and chronic fatigue, Young said. “Anything you can’t see, we’re fighting for awareness.”

The foundation is also gearing up for the seventh annual Fibromyalgia Celebration Dinner at Newlands Golf & Country Club happening Tuesday, May 12 at 5 p.m.

That 1950s and ’60s-themed dinner is a fundraiser to help the individuals in the foundation’s four support groups. For more, call 778-278-3697 or go to

Just Posted

Kazakstan’s U20 team takes 4-3 win over Langley university squad

Thursday night’s game is one of four the visitors are playing at the Langley Events Centre.

WHAT’S IN STORE: Producers getting into the holiday spirit

In business happenings, learn about Christmas efforts by two local wineries and a sausage producer.

Langley Advance What’s On: Dec. 13, 2018 edition

Submit Langley events: or (subject: What’s On).

VIDEO: Langley realtor builds holiday party for kids

Realtor Matthew Rufh hosted a gingerbread house-building party for the Langley Boys and Girls Club.

Charges pending for driver who sped away from police in Langley, crashed

A simple traffic stop escalated into a pileup on 56th Avenue.

Tommy Chong says Canada took wrong approach to pot legalization

He also talked about the likelihood of another Cheech and Chong film

Fashion Fridays: How to change your beauty routine

Kim XO, lets you in on her style secrets each Fashion Friday on the Black Press Media Network

‘Both things are true:’ Science, Indigenous wisdom seek common ground

Reconciliation between Canada and First Nations is playing out not only in legislatures and courtrooms but in labs across the country

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

The Crown corporation says that’s largely because it is taking in fewer holiday parcels than expected

Trapped B.C. crash survivor celebrates second chance at life

“Life is good now. It’s good to be alive.”

Vancouver police make arrest in hit and run that killed skateboarder

Charges stem from a two-year investigation into the April 17 death of 30-year-old Ryan Barron

Most Read