Ice Bucket Challenge brings new wave of volunteers

In terms of numbers, the Ice Bucket Challenge was one of the most successful awareness campaigns in Canadian history. But there’s more to the numbers than the $16,2 million Canadians donated to the cause: the campaign also generated calls and emails from hundreds of people eager to support the

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What a Memorable Summer!

The Ice Bucket Challenge was a perfect storm of social media, celebrity and grass-roots philanthropy, producing an unprecedented viral social engagement during the dog days of summer.
The summer of 2014 will be remembered as the Ice Bucket Challenge Phenomenon  that brought our families and the community together across the

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Ice Bucket Challenge Helps Families Touched by ALS

Putting Ice Bucket Challenge donations to work
Supporting families as they navigate the progression of ALS

The Ice Bucket Challenge was lightening in a bottle. Thousands of people videotaped themselves dumping frigid water over their heads. It was an Internet sensation. It was fun, funny and quirky. But more

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Yves Brisson, living with ALS for two years, thanks you

Grateful dad with ALS thanks those who took the Ice Bucket Challenge
Donations will help him cope as disease progresses

Dumping a bucket of ice water over your head gives you a shock! But that is nothing compared to the shock Yves Brisson received on August 20, 2012 when

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Ice Bucket Challenge : $16,2 million in Canada

Ice Bucket Challenge : $16,2 million in Canada
Donations for research doubled
ALS Societies across Canada are pleased to announce the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Canada raised $16.2 million due to the generosity of more than 260,000 Canadians. This represents a record for donations to the ALS community in support

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Ice Bucket Challenge raised spirits and funds for ALS

Numerous fundraisers took the plunge this summer
PK Subban and Oprah did it. So did Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Gates.  Thousands of Quebecers did it too! They took the Ice Bucket Challenge this summer sousing themselves with ice-cold water. Who knew you could have so much fun in support of

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Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS discovery

By CBC News | Health
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say.
The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video

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Symphonic Melody for Daniel Desjardins

 
Maurice Desjardins is closely touched by ALS: his cousin, Daniel was diagnosed just over a year ago. Inspired by Daniel, Maurice composed a symphonic melody in his honour. Let yourself be carried away by the delicate notes of the piano, violons and flute symbolising the hope to conquer.
Tittle: HOPE

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