Bryn Mawr Man Recognized for His Volunteerism
Dale Shimer is the March Volunteer of the Month at The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
Dale Shimer of Bryn Mawr has been named the March Volunteer of the Month at The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
A longtime ally for families with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, after his wife Majorie passed away from the disease more than 12 years ago.
Shimer got involved with the Chapter six months after Majorie's death, initially at the committee and board member level. One year after that, Dale began volunteering at the Pennsylvania Hospital ALS Clinic.
"Ever since, Dale has been a constant presence there, providing kindness and comfort to families who are facing a disease that is challenging on its best days. It is no exaggeration to say that Dale makes the difficult journey at least a little less stressful with a gentle greeting and good bye at the end," according to the Chapter.
“Dale Shimer has been a consistently kind and helpful volunteer at the Penn ALS Center for the past 13 years,” said Gail Houseman, RN, who works with Dale every week at the Penn Clinic.
“He’s the guy who meets and greets the PALS and their loved ones and he does so with compassion and knowledge of ALS (and a cup of coffee to boot)! He is a humble man who has devoted a good deal of his time to caring for those who suffer from ALS.”