Media advisory - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec -
Vincent Damphousse Poker Tournament - Invitation to the media

MONTREAL, March 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The ALS Society of Quebec is proud to be hosting the prestigious Texas Hold'em fundraising poker tournament in collaboration with Vincent Damphousse at the Montreal Casino, on Thursday, March 25th, 2010.

    WHO:   Vincent and Allana Damphousse, Official Spokespersons of The ALS
           Society of QC
           Dr. Angela Genge (Neurologist and ALS Specialist at the Montreal
           Neurological Institute and Hospital)
           Other special guests include: Garou, Marc Dupré and Isabelle

    WHAT:  VINCENT DAMPHOUSSE POKER TOURNAMENT in support of the Amyotrophic
           Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

    WHEN:  March 25th, 2010 at 2:00 PM (a lunch will be served)

    WHERE: The Cabaret at the Montreal Casino

- The ALS Society of Quebec -

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ALS attacks the body's motor neurons, and is fatal within an average of three to five years. As motor neurons are destroyed, persons with ALS lose their ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe without it affecting their intellectual capacity. They become a prisoner within their own body.


The ALS Society of Quebec is a non-profit community organization whose mission is exclusively dedicated to the improvement of living conditions for people suffering from ALS and the support of their family members. Promoting and subsidizing medical research on the causes, treatment, and cure of ALS are also integral parts of the mission of the Society, which survives on donations and on proceeds from various fundraising events. Visit the Society's Website at for additional information.

SOURCE Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Quebec

For further information: For further information: Claudine Cook, Executive Director, ALS Society of Quebec, Cell.: (514) 298-0540,

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