Armstrong’s Laurie Williams receives her Huntington Society of Canada’s National Award of Merit for volunteers from the the Okanagan chapter’s Dan Middleton.

Armstrong’s Laurie Williams receives her Huntington Society of Canada’s National Award of Merit for volunteers from the the Okanagan chapter’s Dan Middleton.

National honour for Armstrong volunteer

Laurie Williams, of the Huntington Society of Canada’s Okanagan Chapter, has won the award of merit for volunteers.

An Armstrong woman has been recognized with a national honour.

Laurie Williams, of the Huntington Society of Canada’s Okanagan Chapter, has received the society’s national award of merit for volunteers.

The national award of merit recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the society at a national level.

The recipient demonstrates commitment to the society’s s mission and goals at a national level.

“Laurie has been involved with the Okanagan chapter for more than a decade,” said Dan Middleton, chapter spokesperson, who accepted the honour for Williams at a national convention in Halifiax.

“In the past couple of years, she has been a liaison with national office on behalf of the chapter, as well as providing input on the Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Ready: Clinical Trials initiative.

According to www.huntingtonsociety.ca, in 2012, as part of a five-year strategic plan, HSC identified a need to develop a national HD clinical trial strategy complete with the structure and implementation steps required to ensure Canada is prepared for HD clinical trials.

The Huntington Society of Canada’s Okanagan chapter supports two main events in 2017: the sixth annual MACE charity dance at the Elks Hall Feb. 18, and the 10th annual Walk/Run to end Huntington Disease May 27.

For more information, visit the chapter’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HSCOkanagan or email Middleton at hscokanagan@yahoo.ca.