Are you looking for new and exciting ways to support ALS Canada this fall? This blog post outlines seven ways to get involved, join a community and make an impact on the lives of people and families living with ALS. To learn more about events outside of Ontario, please visit your provincial ALS Society’s website.

1. WALK for ALS

If you’re looking to get involved in a fun event with a closely-knit community, the WALK for ALS is for you. The WALK for ALS is a community-based fundraising event that is organized and led by volunteers. Net proceeds from each WALK for ALS go towards providing equipment and 1:1 support for people living with ALS and to fund research toward a future without ALS. If you live in a community where a WALK has already taken place, you can still donate until the end of the year.

 

Team posing in front of plane2. Plane Pull for ALS Canada: October 20, 2018 | Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Toronto

Join ALS Canada at a new location, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, as teams of 10 are challenged to pull a 37,000-pound plane 100 meters in the shortest time possible! The current record is 44 seconds, set by the Markham Fire and Emergency Services. Think you can beat it? Register your team today!

 

3. Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: October 21, 2018 | 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.

 

4. Hike for ALS and Family Day: September 29 – October 14, 2018 | Ottawa and Toronto

If you’ve got a pair of comfortable shoes and a commitment to creating a future without ALS, join us as we take a Hike in Toronto or Ottawa. It doesn’t take too much to make a difference. Every dollar raised will help improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research.

 

“ALS takes away a person’s independence, self-worth, and spirit. Jamie’s fight is over, but the fight for a cure for ALS continues.”

– Debbie Caswell, Hike for ALS participant

 

5. Create your own event

Community event organizer posing at golf tournament with Dr. David TaylorYou can create your own fundraiser and it can be absolutely anything from a golf tournament, to a music festival, to a low-key BBQ. The possibilities are endless. Visit als.ca/myALSfundraiser to set up your own initiative.

 

6. Donate your used vehicle

If you have an old vehicle you no longer use, you can support ALS Canada by donating it. In 2017, $18,000 was raised through Donate A Car Canada. You can help support ALS Canada and recycle your vehicle in an environmentally-friendly way! Please note that this initiative is Canada-wide.

 

7. ALS Canada’s 3rd Annual Virtual Research Forum: October 17, 2018 | Online only

If you’re interested in the world of ALS research, you’ll likely be interested in ALS Canada’s 2018 Virtual Research Forum. You’ll get access to live presentations from Canada’s world-class ALS research community, international ALS researchers and experts who are excited to share their research and updates with you. Join us on Wednesday, October 17th for an engaging, eye-opening, online forum highlighting the latest in ALS research. It’s free to access and open to all. Registration will be opening in September, so sign up for event updates.

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