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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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.

First ALS Canada Clinical Management Grant to Support Exploration of Cannabinoids on Quality of Life

Community engagement plays a really important role in fundraising for ALS Canada. We are grateful for everyone who gets involved and dedicates their time to hosting BBQ’s, block parties, dance-a-thons, and Ice Bucket Challenges! We could not do the work we do, without your support.

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How to deal with the unique and individual journey that caregivers and loved ones experience when supporting those living with ALS. 

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1988. At the office. A young independent redhead grabs Jocelyn’s attention immediately.

She emits a contagious “joie de vivre” that instantly seduces the young man. Chantal, on the other hand, was charmed by Jocelyn’s ability to listen and his sincere consideration for everyone around him. After almost 23 years of marriage and a daughter named Maya, their love has never been so strong. Their secret? “It’s in the little things: a look, a gesture, a spontaneous hug, a compliment, a morning smile and tenderness. These are all elements that keep our flame alive,” confides Chantal.