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Feb 06, 2019, 11:00 ET Starting in 2019, Canadians will be walking to end ALS

"Walk for ALS" fundraising event becomes the "Walk to End ALS" with proceeds supporting ALS Societies across Canada TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - ALS Societies across Canada today unveiled a new name ...


Dec 13, 2018, 10:00 ET ALS Society of Canada Dedicates Last of the Matched Ice Bucket Challenge Research Funding to Early-Career Researchers in Pursuit of a Future Without ALS

2018 funding competition with Brain Canada results in $720,000 for six trainee awards – more trainee awards in a single year than ever before TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The ALS Society of Canada...


Nov 15, 2018, 10:00 ET Thanks to donor generosity ALS Canada invests $1 million in innovative Canadian ALS research to provide a greater understanding of ALS

The ALS Canada Research Program awards eight new project grants in the pursuit of new therapy targets TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) today announced an...


Oct 15, 2018, 10:01 ET Media Advisory / Photo-op - Pull together to end ALS

ALS Canada Plane Pull | Saturday October, 20, 2018 TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - WHAT: The Plane Pull to End ALS (Plane Pull) is a signature fundraising initiative for ALS Canada. Hosted by comedian ...


Sep 17, 2018, 10:01 ET ALS Canada Brings the Eighth Annual Plane Pull to End ALS to Billy Bishop Airport

The October 20, 2018, event is an opportunity for corporate teams to pull a 37,000-lb plane 100 meters and raise funds to support a future without ALS. TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, ALS...


Nov 22, 2017, 08:30 ET ALS Canada awards $3 million for 12 new research projects to help make amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a treatable, not terminal disease

2017 funding competition completes $20 million research partnership with the Brain Canada Foundation following the Ice Bucket Challenge TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the ALS Society of Canada ...


Jun 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Making ALS a treatable, not terminal disease

ALS Societies mark ALS Awareness Month in June TORONTO, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The first day of June marks the beginning of ALS Awareness Month in Canada. And while more Canadians may be familiar with...


Jan 10, 2017, 08:00 ET Why do some people develop ALS while others do not? Canada joins international research partnership to find answers and better target the disease

ALS Society of Canada to spearhead Canada's participation in Project MinE, which will study the DNA profiles of 22,500 people to identify genetic patterns specific to people with ALS TORONTO, Jan....


Nov 23, 2016, 09:30 ET New Canadian investments in ALS research reflect growing knowledge about the disease and increasing likelihood of effective treatments being developed

ALS Canada and Brain Canada award $4.5 million in research funding; nearly $20 million invested in ALS research in Canada since 2014's Ice Bucket Challenge TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The ALS...


Jun 01, 2016, 07:00 ET Gaining momentum in making ALS a treatable not terminal disease

MARKHAM, ON, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - In 2016, Canadians continue to demonstrate a commitment to fight the terminal disease ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's. Over the course of the summer and...


Apr 19, 2016, 06:00 ET Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger Takes the Lead as the National Honorary Spokesperson for the ALS Societies' Across Canada WALK for ALS

MARKHAM, ON, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Six months ago, Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger was running in the federal election, continuing his dedication of over 20 years to serving his constituents in the...


Nov 09, 2015, 10:30 ET The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: one year later - ALS Societies across Canada announce historic investment in ALS research

MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - ALS Societies across Canada and the ALS Canada Research Program, in partnership with Brain Canada, will announce new investments to support ALS research across...


Jul 31, 2015, 06:00 ET The ALS Community Challenges Canada to reignite the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

MARKHAM, ON, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - "The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gave me back the voice that ALS was taking from me. It took my personal struggle and gave it validation and hope. We need to keep...


Jun 02, 2015, 11:12 ET Two year study shows Canadians will take action to fight the terminal disease ALS

MARKHAM, ON, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - In 2014, over 260,000 Canadians dumped a bucket of ice over their heads and made a donation through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They demonstrated a commitment to...


May 14, 2015, 19:00 ET ALS Canada Commends the Government of Canada for Putting the Compassionate Care Benefit in the Spotlight

MARKHAM, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - ALS Canada commends the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, on behalf of the...


Apr 21, 2015, 17:40 ET ALS Canada supports the Government of Canada's decision to extend the Compassionate Care Benefit to 26 weeks

MARKHAM, ON, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - ALS Canada is pleased the Government of Canada has decided to extend the Compassionate Care Benefit (CCB) from 6 to 26 weeks – a benefit that will directly provide ...


Jan 26, 2015, 13:44 ET ALS Canada funds innovative ALS research in partnership with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada

MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The ALS Society of Canada, in partnership with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada, are proud to announce the first research grant from the funds raised from...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Prince Edward Island Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge PEI Donations at work for ALS Community What the recent Ice Bucket Challenge did to...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Quebec-English Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge Putting Ice Bucket Challenge donations to work in Quebec Supporting families as they...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Saskatchewan Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - We as the board of the ALS Society of Saskatchewan are...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Alberta Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge ALS Society of Alberta Thank you to Albertans for your generous support of the Ice...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (New Brunswick/Nova Scotia Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge ALS Society of NB-NS OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The board of ALS NB-NS is so very...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Newfoundland Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge ALS Society of Newfoundland OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - It has been said that...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Ontario Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - We want to thank Canadians living in Ontario for...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:50 ET 260,000 Canadians raise over $16 million through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Manitoba Specific Release)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1449133/260-000-canadians-raise-over-16-million-through-als-ice-bucket-challenge ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE MANITOBA RAISES OVER $350,000 OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ -...