ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.

Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease.

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Two year study shows Canadians will take action to fight the terminal disease ALS

MARKHAM, ON, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - In 2014, over 260,000 Canadians dumped a bucket of ice over their heads and made a donation through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They demonstrated a commitment to fight the terminal disease ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The Challenge not only spurred Canadians to rally for the cause, but transformed awareness for the disease that previously was relatively unknown to Canadians.

June is ALS Awareness Month                                                                                                             Here's how you can get involved to help the ALS Community.

Join a WALK for ALS                                                                                                                               #walkforals

The team at ALS Canada welcomes Jill Bridgman as Vice President Fund Development. 

Jill brings over 15 years of experience in fundraising; specializing in business development, revenue generation, marketing, stakeholder engagement and relationship management.

We received good news today from the Government of Canada Budget 2015 announcement.  The Compassionate Care Benefit has been officially extended from six to 26 weeks. This is a really important step forward to support caregivers who are caring for a loved one at home. We thank the federal government for their commitment to the extension of the CCB.

ALS CANADA SUPPORTS THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S DECISION TO EXTEND THE COMPASSIONATE CARE BENEFIT TO 26 WEEKS

Today, the Minister of Finance, Joe Oliver will deliver the 2015 budget. Within his announcement the Compassionate Care Benefit will be addressed. 
 

Did you know Canada has an estimated 13.3 million volunteers? Along side other charities, ALS Canada will celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 13-19, 2015.

Join ALS Canada on Facebook and Twitter during National Volunteer week and give a shout out to our volunteers, or someone special you know who volunteers.