Amyothophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia

ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.

Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease.

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The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS.  Through assisting research we are committed to find the cause of and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

The ALS Society of BC has three principal objectives:

  • To provide direct support to patients, their families, and caregivers.  This includes the equipment loan program
  • To raise funds for patient services and research, and
  • To increase public awareness and understanding of ALS

Charitable Tax Number: 10670 8985 RR0001

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Current News

Date: October 19th, 2016

Peoples Drug Mart CEO Ian Maxwell and Ed Sue Marketing and Advertising Manager, present ALS BC Executive Director Wendy Toyer with a $25,000 cheque as the title sponsor of the Walks for ALS in BC & the Yukon.

Peoples Drug Mart/Peoples Pharmacy has been the title sponsor of the walks for ALS in B.C. and the Yukon since 2005. 

Date: September 20th, 2016

Congratulations to Steve White of Lumby, BC for winning the WestJet  Raffle draw.  

The draw was held during the Walk for ALS in Vernon on September 11, 2016 at Polson Park.

We would like to thank everyone who bought  tickets and helped market the ticket sales.  The raffle raised $7,880 for ALS patient equipment loan program.


Date: September 15th, 2016

VICTORIA - Sunday September 11, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the ALS Society of BC Victoria Chapter was held tot elect the 2016/17 chapter executive committee was elected.  

Elected for a one year term were.

Date: September 14th, 2016

Summer has come and gone, but my 2016 Golf-A-Thon for ALS is about to launch… Off the Dock!

Date: August 3rd, 2016

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2016 recipients of the Doctoral Research Awards. It is imperative that promising young investigators are supported and encouraged into a career focused on ALS research if we are to reach our vision of making the disease treatable.

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