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Odette Lacroix: winner of the 2016 Chantal Lanthier Award

Words are not enough to describe  Odette Lacroix’s tireless work for the Society, even now, at the age of 75! In recognition of her dedication,  Odette received the Chantal Lanthier Award, awarded to a volunteer whose remarkable contribution to our mission makes him or her an inspiration to others. From the moment Odette’s husband, Pierre Lacroix, […]

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Dominic Delambre, Luc Vilandré and Michel Simard : behind the Ride to Fight ALS’s success

Since its 2008 inception, the Ride to Fight ALS has brought together hundreds of cyclists and has generated over 1.6 million dollars, thus making it one of the Society’s flagship events. Luc Vilandré, Dominic Delambre and Michel Simard are among a long list of committed volunteers who have managed to propel this cycling challenge forward. […]

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Nathalie Savard: “We all need to give, without expecting anything in return”

  September 18, 2013. Wilfrid, Nathalie Savard’s dad, learns he has ALS. The following month, Nathalie contacts the ALS Society of Quebec and learns that the team needs help with the Baie-Comeau ALS Walk. She, along with her sisters and her uncle, immediately jump on the opportunity to get involved. “We are happy to have […]

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Elyse Claude Léveillé, Paula Stone and Diane Tkalec: sharing their expertise to support families

  Elyse Claude Léveillé, Paula Stone and Diane Tkalec have traveled very different roads. This did not keep them, however, from putting their individual skills in service of a common goal: offering the best possible support to families who live with ALS everywhere across the province. All three are volunteers in the Society’s Programs and […]

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Quebec Walks for ALS

All across Canada, thousands of people gather together and walk for ALS to demonstrate their support and solidarity towards families touched by the disease and Quebec is no exception.  From the Outaouais to Rivière-du-Loup and then to Montreal, 10 ALS Walks have taken place across the province to raise a total of more than $270,000. […]

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The Nouveaux Super-héros: Cycling to save lives

“People should ride for ALS because it’s such an incredible feeling to help those who can’t ride  and who’d give anything just to be on a bike, riding next to us. People living with ALS are the real superheroes.” –Simon Tooley, Ride to Fight ALS participant For the second year in 2016, the Nouveaux Super-héros […]

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Let’s break the ice—raising awareness

  Raising awareness for ALS is an integral part of our mission. By communicating with the public through a range of different platforms, we succeed in educating and informing people—and, above all, breaking the taboos—about ALS. As with the many other communications released throughout the year, that was the goal of our Let’s Break the […]