Rolling for Team Accessible!
Meet Gail. Gail has been an Accessible Housing resident for over ten years and will be proudly rolling 5km for Team Accessible in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge on May 28, 2017. Gail is participating because she’s passionate about the cause – she believes that everyone should have the same opportunities to thrive as she has.
Please tell us about you.
I was raised on a dairy farm west of Calgary and have always lived in Alberta. My parents still live on the farm and the rest of my family lives in Calgary. I was a very active child growing up, taking part in horse riding, participating the 4H Club, and playing on many sports teams. I was diagnosed with MS when I was 38, my daughter was only 10 years old.
Why did you decide to join Team Accessible Housing with the Scotiabank Charity Challenge?
I am participating in this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge in support of Accessible Housing because I want to continue being able to do what I love – being active in the community and having a good quality of life. I also want to help make it easier for other people in my situation to live comfortably and as independent as possible. Accessible Housing opens doors for people who would otherwise not have the same opportunities or quality of life that I am given. Let’s help everyone have a home and belong in community.
Can you please tell us about how you plan to fundraise for the Charity Challenge? Why do you think individuals should donate to Accessible Housing?
I will be encouraging my friends and family to sponsor me in the Charity Challenge. I believe it’s important for individuals to donate to Accessible Housing as it is a place for myself and others like me to live comfortably.
Run, walk, jog, or roll with Team Accessible Housing at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge with the Calgary Marathon! The Calgary Marathon has many different categories from 5K to Ultra, and it’s a great way for people to meet their 2017 resolutions, fitness goals, or just to have fun! Click here to register and join Team Accessible Housing in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.