June is ALS Awareness Month

 
In Memoriam Day
The ALS Society of Québec launched ALS Awareness Month with the first edition of an In Memoriam day. The goal of this special day was to celebrate the lives of people who fought bravely against the fatal neurodegenerative disease. Yves Lafleur, psychosocial counsellor at the Society

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Tribute to Lou Gehrig

 

“For the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”– Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939
Almost 75 years ago, Lou Gehrig, one of baseball’s greatest players, stood in front

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Geneviève Bertrand hits a homerun for ALS

 
Despite living in a province that is mad for hockey, Mrs. Genevieve Bertrand much prefers to hear the crack of the bat and the phrase ‘up, up and away’ than the slap of a stick and the phrase ‘he shots, he scores’. Mrs. Bertrand is a huge baseball fan

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Empathy is part of the Dupré family genetic make-up

 
It is safe to say Dr. Nicolas Dupré knows a thing or two about genetics. The focus of Dr. Dupré’s research is the search for genes associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS.  So, he is pretty confident when he jokingly predicts his daughter Emma, 8, has the ‘health care

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