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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ALS Society of Canada to spearhead Canada’s participation in Project MinE, which will study the DNA profiles of 22,500 people to identify genetic patterns specific to people with ALS

Season’s Greetings from ALS Canada

We wish you and yours a holiday season filled with the warmth of friends and loved ones.

If you would like to make a holiday donation, there are several ways to do so:

To make a donation online, please visit www.als.ca/donate

To donate over the phone, please call 1-800-267-4257 ext. 203 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Living with ALS during the Holidays: the Peacock Family

When a friend or loved one is living with ALS, the holiday season can be a difficult time. This is certainly true for the Peacock family ever since husband and father Jeff was diagnosed with ALS three years ago.

ALS Canada and Brain Canada award $4.5 million in research funding; nearly $20 million invested in ALS research in Canada since 2014’s Ice Bucket Challenge

TORONTO, November 23, 2016 – The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada), in partnership with Brain Canada, today announced $4.5 million in funding for nine new ALS research projects. This means that since the Ice Bucket Challenge became a social media phenomenon in 2014, nearly $20 million has been invested in Canadian ALS research at a time when it has the potential to make the greatest impact.

Dr. Jeehye Park, Dr. Veronique Belzil, and Dr. Kessen Patten

Three young investigators are pursuing ALS research thanks to funds raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge and matched by Brain Canada with financial support from Health Canada

The generosity of Canadians has helped three early-career researchers to make ALS the focus of their work in the country’s labs and academic institutions. The research funding, which totals more than $1 million, has been awarded through the ALS Canada Research Program and Brain Canada as a result of money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge.

WALK for ALS early results: $3.9 million (and counting!) raised nationwide

Throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2016, Canadians showed they care about beating ALS, the devastating neuromuscular disease that gradually paralyzes people and takes away their ability to move, talk, swallow, eat and eventually breathe.