ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
MANITOBA RAISES OVER $350,000
OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The ALS Society of Manitoba is pleased to announce over $350,000 was raised in Manitoba by over 6,000 donors from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Society is putting those donations to work by supporting research and families on their journey with ALS.
At the ALS Society of Manitoba, we are excited to be part of a National Research program with ALS Canada who has now partnered with Brain Canada to make the research dollars go even further. Donations will also be used at a local level to continue our support services to families living with ALS by providing equipment not covered by government agencies as well as running Canada's only facility for those living with ALS, the Brummitt-Feasby ALS House.
"The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a supreme gift and gives hope to those who battle this fatal disease," says Diana Rasmussen, executive director for the ALS Society of Manitoba. "We are extremely grateful for the amazing support given throughout the province. Thank you Manitoba!"
SOURCE: ALS Canada
For further information: For more information and to schedule a spokesperson interview contact: Diana Rasmussen, Executive Director, ALS Society of Manitoba, (Office) 204-837-1291, (Cell) 204-981-1230, [email protected]