ALS Society of Canada

ALS Society of Canada


Please help ALS Canada raise crucially needed funds to support breakthrough research into a cure for ALS by fundraising for ALS Canada.

Most people diagnosed with ALS lose the ability to use their legs in the first two years of the disease... That's why we are asking for your help. We need people to run for all those who can't!

“What would you do, while you still could?”

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the nerve cells die, people with ALS lose control of their muscles, which makes breathing, eating and even smiling almost impossible. Eighty per cent of those diagnosed will die within two to five years — unable to breathe or swallow.

The World Health Organization predicts that neurodegenerative diseases like ALS will surpass cancer as the second leading cause of death in Canada by 2040.

Individual Fundraising Prizes:

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ALS Canada, founded in 1977, is the only national voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS and support for those living with ALS. The Society funds research towards a cure for ALS, supports our provincial partners in the provision of quality care for persons living with ALS and provides information to build awareness about the disease.

ALS has no known cure or effective treatment yet. Approximately 2,500 – 3,000 Canadians currently live with this devastating disease.

ALS Canada identifies and initiates excellent, peer-reviewed ALS research, conducted by some of the most renowned scientists in the world, situated here in Canada. The funds raised through the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will enable us to continue expanding our investment in that research, which in 2013 will exceed $1.5 million.

Your efforts make a significant difference for those living with ALS and their loved ones whose lives are forever changed.

If you have any questions, please contact us toll-free at 1-800-267-4257 x 205 or via email at

With your help, together we will end ALS
ALS. Three letters that change people's lives. FOREVER.

When registering to join ALS Canada, enter the pin code 13STWMSCC where prompted for your discounted charity registration rate.


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