Stéphanie Plamondon’s Story


My grandmother is my idol and a model of courage for her battle with ALS
ALS struck the Plamondon family in the 1990s, at a time when research was much less advanced than it is today. My story is much like that of the more than 3,000 families with one

Philippe Michaud’s Story


I have always been a sportsman, but I had never touched a road bike before the first Ride for ALS
Hello, my name is Philippe Michaud and I will be taking part in the Ride for ALS fundraiser for the third consecutive year. My father, Robert Michaud, was diagnosed with

Daniel Malandruccolo’s Story


Maude Dufour and Daniel Malandruccolo, Team MM Racing (Ride for ALS)
It was in February 1998 that Jean Dufour’s life was turned upside-down. The support that he received from The ALS Society of Québec, the Ahuntsic CLSC, and from his family and friends helped make sure that the last three

Guylaine Breault’s Story


I chose to ride as I needed to be part of a group that could help me better understand ALS
“I take part in the Ride to Fight ALS, for the cause,” says Guylaine Breault, who lost her father to Lou Gehrig’s disease. “I chose to ride as I needed

Caroline Chartier’s Story


I want to do this, so others don’t have to suffer the living hell that my father endured for nearly two years
I believe that true leaders are dreamers: they dare to dream about things that feel impossible today, and they inspire others to do the

Luc Vilandré Story

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It’s by taking action that we can make a difference
Dear friends,
It is with much pride that I have served on The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)  Society of Quebec’s Board of Directors for the last seven years and now as President.
As some of you may know, I have

Dominic Delambre’s Story


By implicating myself in the fight against ALS, as I am simply contributing to our society.
Why do I “Ride for ALS”?
First because my father died of ALS in 2006, and second, because ALS is an unjust and cruel disease, that can afflict anyone at any time. This disease

Pierre Madore: “We must act”


It was necessary to do more
Being a pharmacist for 33 years, my profession led me to get very involved in the community. Seeing that our government did not meet the growing demand for services and healthcare, I told myself that it was necessary to do more. A friend

Patrick Turcot, Honorary President of the Walk in Charlevoix


Patrick Turcot was filled with joy and excitement as he accepted Gilles Martel’s invitation to be the Honorary President of the 13th edition of the event.Mr Turcot, Master Chef at the Manoir Richelieu, had never been touched by ALS until he received an unexpected phone call from the Walk coordinator

Luc Vilandré: Getting involved to make a difference


In 2004, Luc Vilandré’s big brother Pierre got the dire news that he had ALS. The 56-year old husband and father of three was a bon vivant. Luc says Pierre loved a good debate and fondly remembers a lot of feisty family gatherings with good food, good wine and good discussions.