ALS Canada’s Plane Pull to End ALS moves to Downtown Toronto

By now you’ve likely heard or read about our new partnerships with Ports Toronto and Porter Airlines Inc. It’s exciting because our 8th Annual Plane Pull to End ALS has found a new home at Toronto’s Downtown Billy Bishop Airport and the move has given us the opportunity to expand on our vision to deliver […]

ALS Canada Brings the Eighth Annual Plane Pull to End ALS to Billy Bishop Airport

The October 20, 2018, event is an opportunity for corporate teams to pull a 37,000-lb plane 100 meters and raise funds to support a future without ALS. TORONTO – September 17 – Today, ALS Canada is excited to announce that the eighth annual Plane Pull to End ALS will take place at Billy Bishop Toronto […]

Living with ALS, one day at a time

Making memories and preserving them through photography has always been a way of life for David Liles. As a formerly self-employed photographer, David is used to looking for the best angles in any given situation, making everyday moments a little more extraordinary. This way of moving through life has carried David through his ALS diagnosis, […]

Can environmental impacts on genes explain why ALS affects people differently?

Updated October 17, 2018 Over the last decade, scientists have discovered many genes related to ALS, but there are still many questions about how mutations in those genes spark the development of the disease. The range of onset for ALS is wide: it can occur anytime in adulthood. The disease duration is usually two to […]

Toronto family reflects on the realities of “living and dying” with ALS

Two months after receiving his ALS diagnosis in June 2017, Chris Gort made a decision to start writing letters to his family and friends. What started out as a small endeavour to keep his loved ones informed on his ALS progression, grew to a mailing list of 175 people. Reading these letters, the reality of […]

New clinical trials for Canadians with ALS

Updated October 17, 2018 The opportunity to be involved in clinical trials for experimental ALS treatments is something that is often on the radar for people who are living with ALS. Did you know that there are three clinical trials in Canada that recently started recruiting volunteers or will open soon? On Wednesday, October 17, […]

WALKing for ALS with gratitude and positivity

For the second year in a row, the Williams family is “trekking for ALS research – boldly going where ALS research needs to go.” These are the words of Scott Williams, who since receiving his ALS diagnosis in 2015, has adapted his love of the Star Trek franchise into a rallying call for the WALK […]