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Jean Pearmain Endowment Fund

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Purpose:  The purpose of this fund is to purchase equipment for ALS patients.

Donors:  North Central Island Chapter of the ALS Society of BC and friends.

Prior to retirement, Jean Pearmain was a neurological nurse.  She worked with neurologists that specialize in ALS including Dr. Andrew Eisen.  Since that time, she served as director on the ALS Society board of directors and volunteered with her husband Gord tirelessly for over 9 years.

At any given time Jean provided support to up to 30 ALS patients living in the North Central Vancouver Island region. She maintained an equipment storage locker and in many cases she and her husband Gord delivered the equipment themselves. Jean conducted home visits and coordinated the Nanaimo monthly ALS support group.

The Pearmains participated in the Walk for ALS and Jean has acted as an escort for the On a Roll for ALS. Gord drove the support vehicle and Jean rode her bike next to the ALS roller.

The Executive of the North Central Island Chapter have worked to achieve a significant revenue surplus and decided to honour the dedication of the Pearmains by establishing an Endowment Fund in their name.