The Greatest Gift for caregivers

The Greatest Gift for caregivers

When was the last time you did something for yourself?
In the frenzy of daily life, we often forget about ourselves. Between work, kids, friends and family obligations, “me time” often falls to the bottom of the priority list. For the caregiver of someone living with ALS, downtime is

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The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

What’s the greatest gift you’ve ever received?
Whether it was a doll house, an electric train, a family vacation or a pet, you’ve surely unwrapped a gift in the past that made a lasting impression – a gift that you’d longed for and remember receiving like it was yesterday. This

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ALS Canada awards $3 million for 12 new research projects

ALS Canada awards $3 million for 12 new research projects

2017 funding competition completes $20 million research partnership with the Brain Canada Foundation following the Ice Bucket Challenge

TORONTO, November 22, 2017 – Today, the ALS Society of Canada announced 12 exciting new research projects being funded in 2017 through the ALS Canada Research Program, which is supported by ALS Societies

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A promising new medication for ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’

A promising new medication for ‘Lou Gehrig’s disease’

SOURCE: UdeMNouvelles 

Experiments conducted on worms, zebrafish, mice and, lastly, on human subjects in a limited clinical trial, conclude that pimozide may be effective in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

 
Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Cumming School

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Communications intern needed

Communications intern needed

Internship or volunteering opportunity
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Popularisée grâce au phénomène du Ice Bucket Challenge, la Société de la sclérose latérale amyotrophique (SLA) du Québec recherche un(e) stagiaire en communications. Le ou la stagiaire collaborera à des projets touchant les communications externes, les relations publiques et le marketing.

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Web Coordinator needed

Web Coordinator needed

Internship or volunteering opportunity
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Tu veux apprendre ou perfectionner tes connaissances sur WordPress? Notre site web se refait une beauté et nous avons besoin de ton aide! Le jour du lancement approche, mais il y a encore beaucoup à faire. Deux périodes sont offertes :

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Your events!

Your events!

They say we’re stronger together, and that’s what members of our community reminded us once again this year by putting together original and unique fundraising events. Thank you to all those who, just like us, are devoted to the cause and are willing to create awareness for ALS within their

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Huddol, a new online community for caregivers

Huddol, a new online community for caregivers

A Breakthrough for Canadians Who Care
How do you create great health care solutions? Create a vision for optimal health care and then work backwards. For the team at Huddol that meant making sure that Canada’s 8.1 million family and friend caregivers could successfully navigate the care experience by relying

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Every August until a cure

Every August until a cure

We’ll never forget August 2014.
It was after that turning point that we vowed to continue, every August, to recreate the wave of hope with which the Ice Bucket Challenge submerged the ALS community. One bucket of ice cold water at a time, the viral phenomenon led to millions of

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PJ Stock: “We can’t do this alone”

PJ Stock: “We can’t do this alone”

On December 11, 2014, my brother Dean was diagnosed with ALS. He courageously battled the disease for 21 months. Dean died on September 23rd, 2016. He was 39-years old.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSoRhnEbJJk
On February 4th 2015, PJ Stock dedicated this video to his brother Dean (Courtesy of Sportsnet)
Dean’s and our family’s lives

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