Local women elected to Alberta MS board

Two local women have been elected to the new board of directors for the Alberta division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Two local women have been elected to the new board of directors for the Alberta division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Hazel Flewwelling of Red Deer and Judy Gordon of Lacombe were elected on April 21.

Sixteen new directors from across the province were voted in during the MS Society’s annual general meeting in Edmonton.

Many of these directors are either living with MS or have been impacted by it through friends and family, reported the society.

Flewwelling, wife of Mayor Morris Flewwelling, has been a member of the board of directors with the MS Society’s Alberta division for three years. She is also an MS ambassador, working closely with the endMS Capital Campaign and acting as master of ceremonies for several MS donor luncheons in Calgary.

Gordon, the former mayor of Lacombe, is chair of the MS Society’s client services committee. She is also the co-chair of the MS Connectors Services working committee, which seeks to develop a provincial framework to improve the lives of those living with MS.

Since Gordon was diagnosed with MS, she has been a strong advocate on enhancing community programs and services for those living with MS.

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