Fibromyalgia group busy


The Langley-based Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation is hosting two special events in the coming days, including its first fundraising walk this Saturday.

The starting point for the Free Us From Fibro Walk is the foundation office and thrift shop at 20631 Fraser Hwy.

Registration opens at noon with a group warm-up slated for 12:45 p.m. and the walk at 1 p.m.

The route is through downtown Langley City and is 1.2 kilometres.

The White Spot travelling kitchen will be on site.

The aim is to have the walk annually and organizers are hoping to raise $5,000 this year.

To learn more about the walk, to register or to learn more about the foundation, call 778-278-3697 or 604-530-4173.

On Monday, the foundation hosts its sixth annual celebration dinner.

May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and many communities show their support by wearing purple.

Tickets are $75 for this fundraiser that takes place at Newlands Golf and Country Club starting at 5 p.m.

In addition to the buffet dinner, there’s entertainer Bobby Bruce (Nearly Neil) with his Neil Diamond tribute, a silent auction and more.

Tickets can be obtained at the foundation office on Fraser Highway or online at

The foundation has various support group in B.C. to help people with fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain.

The group, which is a registered charity, also has a mobile home that’s used to travel to provide support services around B.C.

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