Dr Michael Strong’s Story

Dr Michael Strong’s Story

Science and medicine in the family genes
Lucille Ball famously said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” The axiom applies to Dr. Michael Strong.  The title on his business card reads:  Dean, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department

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Dr Heather Durham’s Story

Dr Heather Durham’s Story

Research is in her blood
Heather Durham, PhD won’t be paddling off in a kayak any time soon.  The researcher who focuses primarily on understanding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has no intention of hanging up her lab coat when she turns 65, the traditional age of retirement.  While she might enjoy

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Dr Nicolas Dupré’s Story

Dr Nicolas Dupré’s Story

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

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Stéphanie Plamondon’s Story

Stéphanie Plamondon’s Story

My grandmother is my idol and a model of courage for her battle with ALS
ALS struck the Plamondon family in the 1990s, at a time when research was much less advanced than it is today. My story is much like that of the more than 3,000 families with one

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Philippe Michaud’s Story

Philippe Michaud’s Story

I have always been a sportsman, but I had never touched a road bike before the first Ride for ALS
Hello, my name is Philippe Michaud and I will be taking part in the Ride for ALS fundraiser for the third consecutive year. My father, Robert Michaud, was diagnosed with

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Daniel Malandruccolo’s Story

Daniel Malandruccolo’s Story

Maude Dufour and Daniel Malandruccolo, Team MM Racing (Ride for ALS)
It was in February 1998 that Jean Dufour’s life was turned upside-down. The support that he received from The ALS Society of Québec, the Ahuntsic CLSC, and from his family and friends helped make sure that the last three

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Guylaine Breault’s Story

Guylaine Breault’s Story

I chose to ride as I needed to be part of a group that could help me better understand ALS
“I take part in the Ride to Fight ALS, for the cause,” says Guylaine Breault, who lost her father to Lou Gehrig’s disease. “I chose to ride as I needed

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Caroline Chartier’s Story

Caroline Chartier’s Story

I want to do this, so others don’t have to suffer the living hell that my father endured for nearly two years
SO OTHERS CAN LIVE…
I believe that true leaders are dreamers: they dare to dream about things that feel impossible today, and they inspire others to do the

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Luc Vilandré Story

Luc Vilandré Story

It’s by taking action that we can make a difference
Dear friends,
It is with much pride that I have served on The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)  Society of Quebec’s Board of Directors for the last seven years and now as President.
As some of you may know, I have

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Dominic Delambre’s Story

Dominic Delambre’s Story

By implicating myself in the fight against ALS, as I am simply contributing to our society.
Why do I “Ride for ALS”?
First because my father died of ALS in 2006, and second, because ALS is an unjust and cruel disease, that can afflict anyone at any time. This disease

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