The following initiatives are based in Ontario. To learn more about the events in your area, please visit your provincial ALS Society’s website.

1. WALK for ALS

The WALK for ALS is a community-based fundraising event that is organized and led by volunteers. By participating in a WALK, you are supporting people living with ALS, and joining families in honouring loved ones and sharing hope for the future. Net proceeds from each WALK for ALS go towards providing community-based support for people living with ALS and to fund research to help make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease. If you live in a community where a WALK has already taken place, you can still donate until the end of the year.


2. Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS: September 10, 2017, Bombardier Aerospace, North York

This annual event challenges teams of 10 people to pull a 37,000-pound plane 100 meters in the shortest time possible! The current record is 46 seconds, set by the Markham Professional Firefighters Association. Think you can beat it?


3. Magna International Hoedown: September 15 – September 16, 2017, Aurora

Enjoy country music, dancing, prizes, and a talent competition at the 29th Magna International Hoedown! For event tickets or to purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win the grand prize of $100,000 cash, please call 1-800-267-4257 x214. The deadline to purchase tickets is September 11, 2017.


4. Hike for ALS and Family Day: October 14, 2017, Kortright Centre, Vaughan

Coming on October 14, 2017, the annual Hike for ALS and Family Day is a fun-filled day spent outdoors fundraising for ALS Canada. Bring the whole family to enjoy the colours of the fall over a two, five, or 10 kilometre hike, followed by snacks and activities. What better way to support ALS Canada than spending some quality time with the family and enjoying the beauty of nature?



5. Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: October 22, 2017, Toronto

It’s never too early to start fundraising and training for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! Participants requiring a support person or the use of a wheelchair are welcome. Be sure to select ALS Canada as your charity of choice.


6. Create your own event

Your fundraiser can be anything from a golf tournament, to a music festival, to a BBQ. The possibilities are endless. Visit to set up your own fundraising event.


7. Donate your used vehicle

If you have an old vehicle you no longer use, you can support ALS Canada by donating it. In 2016, $17,000 was raised through Donate A Car Canada. Do your part to support ALS Canada while recycling your vehicle in an environmentally-friendly way!


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