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: 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.

Date: August 2nd, 2016

Jamie Laycock of MND Scotland has completed his 3,000 KM cycling trip from Vancouver B.C. to San Diego in one month. 

Jamie's Ride

Date: June 29th, 2016

Today Jamie Laycock from Helensburgh, Scotland departed from the ALS Society of BC’s office, Richmond B.C.