Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS gene discovery

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

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ALS Research Projects in Canada

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.

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ALS research – Historic $15M investment

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,

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Revive the icy wave for ALS this August and every August

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

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First Awareness Video Featuring the Stock Family

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

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

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,

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WATCH: The Ice Bucket Challenge is back

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

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ALS Quebec reviving the ice bucket challenge

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

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Two new programs launched!

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

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What a Memorable Summer!

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

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