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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July 28, 2016 – Earlier this week researchers announced that the gene NEK1 has been found to play a significant role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This landmark discovery is the result of an 11-country research collaboration that was funded through the Ice Bucket Challenge. The research team included 3 Canadians, one of whom was directly funded by the ALS Society of Canada for their work during this discovery.

Magna Hoedown & Prospector’s Raffle

You’re invited to the 28th Magna Hoedown! As York Region’s largest annual fundraiser, the Hoedown has raised over $9 million for local charities, non-profits, and community groups.

ALS Canada is pleased to be one of 15 charities selected as a recipient of this year’s Hoedown proceeds! Join us on September 16 or 17, or buy raffle tickets for a chance to win $75,000!

Classification: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: ALS Canada is moving its office to the downtown core in the late fall of 2016. Applicants should be prepared to work out of our Markham office for the first few months.

About ALS Canada

ALS Canada is looking for an energetic professional to join our team. We are looking for someone who understands the critical contribution they will make to our vision to make a difference in the lives of people living with ALS today and to a future, where ALS will be a treatable, not terminal disease.

Community Engagement Coordinator, Events

Classification: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: ALS Canada is moving offices in the fall of 2016 to Toronto’s downtown core. Applicants should be prepared to work out of our Markham office for the first few months.

MARKHAM, ON, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Six months ago, Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger was running in the federal election, continuing his dedication of over 20 years to serving his constituents in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. His life changed November 2015, when he was diagnosed with the terminal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's. Although ALS has taken away his ability to speak, it has not taken away his voice or commitment to help others.