By: Korie Marshall

Beautiful weather, bright purple t-shirts and balloons greeted Marilyn Anthony as she led Valemount’s first Walk for ALS on Saturday. Lead organizer Sherry Tinsley (inset, with Marilyn) said friends and family were “stunned, angry and scared” when they learned of Anthony’s diagnosis just over a year ago. She is currently living with her daughter Oriel Hathaway, but they both made it to Valemount for the six-kilometer walk, followed by barbecue and fun events at the Valemount Pines, where Anthony used to work. Forty volunteers showed up to pound the pavements for the cause, not including kids. $6955.20 in total was raised from BBQ, raffle and pledges.