A World Without ALS
OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The ALS Society of British Columbia is thrilled and thankful for over $2,000,000 raised in British Columbia and the Yukon during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This unplanned viral event has made a huge impact for funding ALS research to find the cause of, and cure for ALS.
"The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a gift which we are thankful to be the recipient of. We accept the responsibility to use the funds towards a world without ALS. In the past there was concern for the lack of awareness about ALS and lack of funds to support research. In August 2014, these two concerns were eliminated. Success is now within our grasp," states Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of British Columbia. "Thank you to Pete Frates for getting this event off the ground and thank you to all who supported this."
SOURCE: ALS Canada
For further information: For more information and to coordinate an interview please contact: Wendy Toyer, Executive Director, ALS Society of BC, Phone: (604)278-2257 ext. 222, W.Toyer@alsbc.ca http://www.alsbc.ca/