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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Dear ALS Community,

We are pleased to advise you that the Government of Canada has announced the activation of the extension of the Compassionate Care Benefit (CCB) from six to 26 weeks. Effective January 3, 2016, caregivers can now claim up to $13,624 in benefits, where previously it was $3,144. We hope this announcement will now relieve some of the financial burden related to this disease.  

The Canada Revenue Agency has a great video series on charitable giving and as a donor what you should look for when donating to a charity. 

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating and welcoming in the New Year. However, there is still time to give a gift and receive a tax receipt before year end. Your deadline to submit a donation is Dec 31, 2015

To ensure you receive your charitable tax benefit for 2015,  when donating to ALS Canada, here are a few tips :

Last Christmas I was playing hockey. Now I need help to stand up.
John Hamm, diagnosed with ALS in 2014

One of John Hamm’s favourite holiday traditions is playing pond hockey with his three kids. But this year, he won’t be strapping on skates.

This holiday season, John’s wife Cathy will bundle him up in warm clothes and, together with son Jake, pull John out to the pond on a toboggan so he can watch. 

Today is Giving Tuesday. On this very special day of giving from the heart, I hope you’ll give the most precious gift of all — the gift of hope. 

Right now, approximately 3,000 Canadians are living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) — a degenerative disease that quickly and progressively steals a person’s mobility, speech and eventually the ability to breathe. Today, most people live only two to five years after a diagnosis. 

Please make your Giving Tuesday gift to the ALS Society of Canada. 

A year ago today, the team at ALS Canada and members of the ALS Community were in Ottawa announcing the generosity of Canadians who supported ALS through the Ice Bucket Challenge, which allowed ALS Canada to sign a partnership with Brain Canada for matching dollars for ALS research. 

We will be making a historic research announcement tomorrow! Watch for our upcoming announcement.