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 Canada Bridge Grants are a critical part of ALS Canada’s Research Program. Designed to keep top scientists focused on ALS and to maintain support for top ranked ALS projects in Canada, Bridge Grants are a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) where ALS Canada provides $100,000 for one year to top ranked ALS research. 

ALS Canada’s 2nd annual, ALS Charity Golf Classic will once again be held at the prestigious Angus Glen Golf Course, home to the 2002 and 2007 Canadian Open. 

Thanks to your support, last year, 144 golfers came out to play and raised over $85,000 to support people living with ALS and fund ALS research. We’re back with a new goal – to raise $105,000.  To help us reach this goal, ALS Canada welcomes Maple Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle, who will be one of the players in this year’s game.  

It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce the launch of the video series Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities. This video series is intended to help individuals with a disability, or the people who support them, and assist them in finding answers to some of the key questions related to tax measures that may apply to them. Some of the topics covered are: the Disability Tax Credit and the disability amount; medical expenses; credits available to caregivers;  and the Registered Disabilities Savings Plan (RDSP), to name a few.

Our father Tom Burney was diagnosed in August 2012. In 1986, Tom lost his wife to cancer, leaving him the lone parent of three young girls, ages 11, 8 and 2. In the 26 years to follow, Tom showed strength, courage and unbelievable adversity, providing the love of a mother and a father to his young girls, putting them before everything.

Written by Tim Baines. Ottawa Sun

Brian Parsons knows his life clock is ticking -- one day, maybe soon, he will be choked out -- suffocated. It's a horrible way to die.

He slurs to the point where he's been mistaken for being drunk. Every day there are tears he's able to bury almost as quickly as they come. There's nothing wrong with his brain, but the disease -- ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- is slowly taking over his body.

June Rumball is my Aunt, my Mentor, and my Friend. We are very close. For me watching her quickly... lose most of her independence as ALS debilitates her knowing there is nothing I can do is hard.