The Society is made up of many men and women who dedicate their time and effort to helping us achieve our mission. It’s thanks to the commitment and involvement of these active community members that we’re able to make an even bigger difference in the lives of people living with ALS.
Ormstown rallies behind Michel “Mouse” Tremblay
On August 6, 2016, the RAM”Mouse”SONS POUR VAINCRE LA SLA family day drew out more than 1,000 participants in Ormstown, in Montérégie, to the astonishment of organizers Michel “Mouse” Tremblay, who has ALS, and his wife, Louise Champagne. “We were completely caught off guard. We’d set a goal to raise $10,000, maybe $15,000 at most, but the results were way better than we’d ever imagined. There are no words to describe how we feel. I never thought it was possible to experience so much gratitude. My heart is bursting with it!” said Louise, thrilled with the results of the event, which raised close to $37,000 for the Society.
4 years of dancing with The Classics!
For the fourth year, Roger Boudreau, Steve Roy and Bruce Mcleod took to the stage to perform the greatest hits from the 50s to the 80s as part of the Dance With The Classics event in support of the ALS Society. It was Roger, along with his bandmates of the past decade, who first got the project off the ground for his good friend, Larry Ayotte. “When I found out that Larry had ALS in 2011, I offered to organize a fundraising dance for the ALS Society of Quebec in his name. My wife and I spent several hours with Larry and his wife, Jacqueline, planning the first edition of the dance.” Not only did the event become a huge sensation, raising more than $17,500 in just four years, it also led to a lasting friendship between the two couples.