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Thank you for Making Giving Tuesday 2017 Amazing

We’d like to thank everyone who ensured our #Giving Tuesday success at ALS Society of BC, as well as all of you who participated and donated throughout the day. This day demonstrates the power that we all have to change the world. It also shows that there are millions out there who believe in doing good and helping others, which in and of itself is very inspiring.

Including the matched donation of $20K, our #Giving Tuesday raised over $47,000 for patient services, from 202 donors. That is truly remarkable.

ALS Research Grants Announced

ALS CANADA AWARDS $3 MILLION FOR 12 NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS;

2017 funding competition completes $20 million research partnership with the Brain Canada Foundation following the Ice Bucket Challenge

TORONTO, November 22, 2017 – Today, the ALS Society of Canada announced 12 exciting new research
projects being funded in 2017 through the ALS Canada Research Program, which is supported by ALS
Societies across Canada. The research being funded includes a multi-year study of a promising drug

Federal ALS Caucus - An ongoing voice on Parliament Hill

Federal ALS Caucus - An ongoing voice on Parliament Hill

October 4, 2016 was a momentous day for the ALS cause in Canada as the first meeting of the federal ALS Caucus was held. The ALS Caucus represents an established group of parliamentarians and senators of all political stripes who have come together to better understand the realities of ALS, including the care and research challenges it presents as well as opportunities to address them. ALS Canada spearheaded the creation of the caucus, which provides an ongoing forum for discussion with the federal government. 

HME and Sunrise Medical Presenting Sponsors of the Walks for ALS

HME Mobility & Accessibility and Sunrise Medical have signed a three year agreement with the ALS Society if B.C. as the presenting sponsors of the Walks for ALS in B.C. and the Yukon.

The Walks for ALS are the ALS Society's signature fundraising event, which brings together family and friends in support of ALS. From a modest beginning in 2001 with eight walks across the country, the WALK for ALS has grown to more than 90 Walks in 2018.

Enterprise Foundation Supports ALS BC

Wendy Toyer, John Stempfie, Rena Mendoza and Darryl Caines

Started in 1982 by the company’s founder, Jack Taylor, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established to allow the company to give back to the communities where our customers and employees live and work.

John Stempfle, Lower Mainland Truck Manager and Darryl Caines, Langley Enterprise Rent a Car dropped by the ALS BC office to present a $1,500  donation in recognition of June ALS Awareness Month.