Leila Sturgeon

Bus full of locals participating in Nanaimo’s CF Great Strides fundraising walk

Port Alberni baby born with CF is why about 30 people are participating in this annual walk to raise funds towards finding a cure.

Port Alberni will be well-represented with a group wearing “Team Ethan” T-shirts at the annual Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides fundraising walk in Nanaimo this Sunday.

About 30 people will be bused in to participate in this walk at Westwood Lake in support of Leila Sturgeon and Keith Ellwood’s nine-month-old baby Ethan who was born with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a fatal genetic disease that causes lungs to fill up with mucous and prevents the body’s absorption of nutrients from food.

“I’ve got a bunch of my friends, friends’ friends, parents, friends’ parents coming out to support us,” Sturgeon said. “We joined the Nanaimo walk because there isn’t one in Port and Nanaimo is the closest one.”

According to the CF website on Friday morning, the team has raised $3,215 and Sturgeon is confident they will raise at least $4,000.

Donations can be made by visiting www.cysticfibrosis.ca/greatstrides and by searching Team Ethan under team search and Nanaimo as the location.

Just Posted

Learn about solar panels with Alberni Valley Transition Towns

Monthly meeting will feature a talk from a solar panel expert

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks cheese linked to 5 E. coli cases in B.C.

People are asked to throw out or return ‘Qualicum Spice’ cheese

Jim’s Clothes Closet celebrates 50th anniversary

Store began in Port Alberni, expanded on Vancouver Island and beyond

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs victorious at home

Goaltender John Hawthorne earns second shutout

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Vancouver man must pay $22,000 after breaking strata rules

Peter Gordon took his fight over his rented condo to the civil resolution tribunal, but lost

Search and rescue piggybacks plucky injured senior out of Vancouver Island woods

Rescue crews don’t have same success with dog swept away by Comox Valley river

Canada Post no longer guarantees delivery times amid more rotating strikes

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers closed two major processing centres in Ontario and B.C.

B.C. city councillor resigns as AutismBC director amid SOGI controversy

AutismBC president Gary Robins says Laurie Guerra’s resignation is effective Nov. 12

McGill students vote overwhelmingly to change Redmen team nickname

Student union held a referendum after a campaign by Indigenous students

Most Read