Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS gene discovery

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By CBC News | Health
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say.
The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video

ALS Research Projects in Canada

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On November 19th, 2015, the ALS Society of Canada announced historical investments to further research towards a treatment and a cure. Learn more about the 34 research projects across the country.

ALS research – Historic $15M investment

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ALS Research in Canada Receives Historic $15 Million Dollar Investment
Investments in ground-breaking research will support vision of making ALS treatable by 2024
Montreal (November 19, 2015) — On the anniversary of the announcement of the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge results and partnership between ALS Canada and Brain Canada,

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

2015 Ice Bucket Challenge: Join the Wave! Every August, until a cure

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Montreal, July 31, 2015 – A year after the spectacularly popular Ice Bucket Challenge, the world-wide ALS community is reviving the fundraiser in order to raise much needed funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS ), a rapidly progressive and invariably fatal disease. Surrounded by people living with ALS, researchers and partners,

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

Two new programs launched!

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Supporting families as they navigate the progression of ALS
Last fall, The ALS Society of Quebec was pleased to announce that over 79,000 generous Quebecers raised $2,660 000 through the Ice Bucket Challenge. The funds are being allocated to two important areas: the national research program with ALS Canada, in which

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 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 : $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

Yves Brisson, living with ALS for two years, thanks you

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Grateful dad with ALS thanks those who took the Ice Bucket Challenge
Donations will help him cope as disease progresses

Dumping a bucket of ice water over your head gives you a shock! But that is nothing compared to the shock Yves Brisson received on August 20, 2012 when

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

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

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

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS discovery

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By CBC News | Health
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers say.
The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video

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