Researchers and Football Players Gathered to Fight Against ALS

 

Montreal, September 19, 2014 This Saturday, the ALS Society of Quebec will welcome players from the Montreal Alouettes, ALS researchers and some 1,000 walkers at Maisonneuve Park for the 14th annual Walk for ALS in Montreal.

The Alouettes to Help Tackle ALS

The Montreal Alouettes are proud to reaffirm their commitment and support in the fight against ALS and to raise public awareness of this serious disease from which former Alouettes player Tony Proudfoot died in 2010. Coach Tom Higgins will be joined by several players at 11am.

Renowned researchers

A hundred researchers from several countries are gathering this weekend for the 10th ALS Symposium sponsored by the Fondation André-Delambre. Leading researchers will be present at the Walk at noon: Jean-Pierre Julien, PhD (Université Laval); Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD (Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal); Angela Genge, MD (Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal); Lorne Zinman MD, PhD (University of Toronto) and David Taylor, PhD (Director of Research at ALS Canada).

When Saturday, September 20 at 10 am, presentations and walk 11am
Where Parc Maisonneuve, entrance from the Chalet (4601 Sherbrooke E St. Montreal)
Who Researchers (from noon)
Montreal Alouettes
In total, more than 1,000 walkers are expected

Possibility of on-site interviews

About ALS and ALS Quebec

ALS is a fatal and incurable neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons. People with ALS lose the use of their limbs, their throats and their lungs while their senses remain intact. They become prisoners of their own body.

The ALS Society of Québec’s mission is to provide programs and services to those affected by the disease, to fund research, and to increase awareness among the public, media and government bodies.

Over the summer, awareness for ALS increased tremendously, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Source :

Claudine Cook
Executive Director
514 285-0540 (mobile), 514 725-2653 ext.101
[email protected]
Renée Myriam Larabie
Communications Coordinator
514 607-0419 (mobile), 514 725-2653 ext.102
[email protected]

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