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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Our Mission

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

Our Services and Programs  

Current News

Sheldon Cleaves, president and Shirley Theriault, secretary
Date: November 19th, 2015

After 10 years of volunteer service with the ALS Society of BC - North Central Island Chapter executive; president Glenda Reynolds and secretary Don Reynolds retired yesterday at a general meeting of the Chapter held in Nanaimo.

Date: November 19th, 2015

Investments in ground-breaking research will support vision of making ALS treatable.

Date: November 10th, 2015

Thank you to Peoples Drug Mart Peoples Pharmacy for their renewed commitment as the 2016 provincial sponsor of the Walks for ALS in B.C. and the Yukon. This will be the eleventh consecutive year!

Date: November 9th, 2015

Marine Hair Styling for Men partners Iveta Markova and Anna Mihalik hold a fundraiser each year to raise funds for  a charity and to raise awareness about the charity.  To date they have raised over $300,000 for various causes.  Funds are donated by their customers.