Putting Ice Bucket Challenge donations to work in Quebec
Supporting families as they navigate the progression of ALS
OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The ALS Society of Quebec is pleased to announce that $2,550,000 was raised by over 75,000 generous Quebecers. In addition to being part of the exciting national research program with ALS Canada and partnership with Brain Canada, donations will be used to expand existing services in the province which include: the purchase of specialized equipment not covered by government agencies, psychosocial counselling for the whole family, information, financial aid programs and support groups. The funds will also be used to develop new services that address the most pressing needs of the community served for the years to come.
"While financial results and awareness of the Ice Bucket Challenge remain astonishing, the joy and warmth felt by families of those affected by the disease is immeasurable. "The Ice Bucket Challenge is an unprecedented demonstration of solidarity that gives hope to all those who are presently battling this fatal disease". Says Claudine Cook, Executive Director of the ALS Society of QC. " We are extremely grateful for this outpour of support."
SOURCE: ALS Canada
Renseignements: For more information and to coordinate an interview please contact: Claudine Cook, Executive Director at 514-725-2653 ext. 101 (office), 514 298-0540 (mobile) or by email [email protected] (sla-quebec.ca)