Raising awareness: Together, our voices are heard

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Speaking out together
While a major part of our mission depends on our ability to listen to our members and their needs, our other key objectives include advocating for them, educating the public through various channels, and showing how your donations directly impact the lives of Quebec families living with ALS.

The Greatest Gift of all for Chantal & Jocelyn

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Thank you for giving families touched by ALS the greatest gift of all.
As the new year approaches, the ALS Society of Quebec would like to sincerely thank you for the generosity, confidence and support you’ve shown to the ALS community. Thank you for being part of  Team ALS and

The Greatest Gift of all for Martin, living with ALS

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What if you woke up one day and were no longer independent?
What if the things you take for granted started slipping away, day after day, without warning? If talking, eating and moving around suddenly became things you had to think about and plan? That’s what people living with

The Greatest Gift for someone living with ALS

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Who are your closest friends?
They’re the remarkable people who have become part of your life, who understand you, listen to you, support you, and are always there for you, in good times and in bad. Friendship is a precious gift, a gift that people with ALS often unexpectedly

The Greatest Gift for caregivers

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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

The Greatest Gift

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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

Claudine Cook- It’s the time to give

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People living with ALS are the strongest people I have ever met.
Even as their muscles fail them, one by one, day after day, their strength of character never wavers. And I’m amazed every day by their families’ profound courage and resiliency. Everyone we meet here at ALS Quebec

Lettre ouverte : La quadrature du cercle? (in french only)

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Le 9 novembre 2016
Les proches aidants peuvent consacrer jusqu’à une vingtaine d’heures par semaine à une personne souffrant d’une maladie neurologique évolutive. Vingt-huit pour cent d’entre eux sont en détresse, le double de la proportion des aidants qui s’occupent d’une personne atteinte d’un autre

ALS Awareness Month

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Saviez-vous que juin est le mois de sensibilisation à la SLA? Le Défi Ice Bucket a certes contribué à accroître la sensibilisation, mais nous avons besoin de vous pour poursuivre ce travail! Voici quelques idées toutes simples que vous, vos amis et votre famille pouvez facilement réaliser lors du Mois

Let’s Break the Ice!

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June is ALS Awareness Month: So let’s break the ice! Why don’t we get to know each other better? We have so much in common.
We’re the kind of people who never give up. The friend, the parent, the child. We support our family, we tear down the walls

Gift Matching Christmas Campaign!

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Nine years ago, Mrs. Shirley Reed lost her husband, Kenneth, to ALS on Christmas eve. This month, their foundation will double all donations to help families who are currently living what they went through years ago.

Revive the icy wave for ALS this August and every August

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SOURCE: mtltimes.ca

Dean Stock with his wife Paula, kids: Luke,Grace and Sophie. Dean was diagnosed with ALS in December 2014 and as a family, they decided to help raise awareness and funds by taking part in the Society’s first PSA
Last August, social media blew up with

First Awareness Video Featuring the Stock Family

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We are very proud to present our very first awareness Public Service Annoucement (PSA). Featuring the Stock family, the video aims to show the disease behind the ice cubes.
Like so many others, Dean and Paula Stock and their three young children did the Ice Bucket Challenge in August 2014 to

WATCH: The Ice Bucket Challenge is back

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SOURCE: CJAD NEWS

Last year, former habs forward and media personality PJ Stock took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, unaware that just a few months later, his brother Dean would be diagnosed with ALS.
Stock says the challenge represents more than just a brief

ALS Quebec reviving the ice bucket challenge

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SOURCE: CTV Montreal
The ALS Society of Quebec is trying to make the ice bucket challenge a viral phenomenon for the second straight year.

The Ice Bucket Challenge raises money for research into neuromuscular disease ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, it’s characterized by the death of nerve

Neuro News – June was ALS Awareness Month

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News from Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
As a major Canadian centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, invites the public and the media to learn more about the disease and current research and treatments, to donate money for ALS

Ice Bucket Challenge raised spirits and funds for ALS

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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

Ice Bucket Challenge Helps Families Touched by ALS

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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

Ice Bucket Challenge brings new wave of volunteers

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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

Ice Bucket Challenge : $16,2 million in Canada

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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

260,000 Canadians Raise Over $16 Million Through Als Ice Bucket Challenge

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ALS SOCIETIES ACROSS CANADA COMMIT $10 MILLION TO ALS RESEARCH AND ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH BRAIN CANADA FOR MATCHING RESEARCH FUNDING
OTTAWA (November 19, 2014) – 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

What a Memorable Summer!

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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

Thank you!

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One behalf of everyone touched by ALS, we want to say thank you. Thank you for the donation you made as part of the Ice bucket Challenge. Thank you for the empathy and compassion you showed us. This unprecedented viral movement you took part in not only raised

#ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE: Donations surpass $1,000,000

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MONTREAL, Aug. 28, 2014 – The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec is pleased to announce that donations received thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge have reached $1,100,000. Since the viral sensation reached the province on August 10th, over 39,000 Quebecers have taken the challenge of dumping a bucket of

#IceBucketChallenge donations reach $1.5M

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UPDATE: 2014-09-11 at 10AM – $1,550,000 raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge.
The ALS Society of Quebec is pleased to announce that donations from August 10 through spetember 11 2014 have reached an all-time high, thanks to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Over 50 000 generous people made a donation online

ALS Community Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Speech

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75 years ago, New-York Yankee’s star player, Lou Gehrig, stood in front of 62,000 fans and spoke one of the most poignant speeches in the history of sports.
“For the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the

Tribute to Lou Gehrig

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“For the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth”– Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939
Almost 75 years ago, Lou Gehrig, one of baseball’s greatest players, stood in front

June is ALS Awareness Month

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In Memoriam Day
The ALS Society of Québec launched ALS Awareness Month with the first edition of an In Memoriam day. The goal of this special day was to celebrate the lives of people who fought bravely against the fatal neurodegenerative disease. Yves Lafleur, psychosocial counsellor at the Society