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 www.fibromyalgiawellspringfoundation.org.

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