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:

  • Provide direct support to patients, their families, and caregivers.  This includes the equipment loan program;
  • Raise funds for patient services and research; and
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of ALS

Charitable Tax Number: 10670 8985 RR0001

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Current News

Wendy Toyer, John Stempfie, Rena Mendoza and Darryl Caines
Date: June 14th, 2017

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.

Date: May 23rd, 2017

Amy Riding ran her first 1/2 Marathon on May 7th in support of her friend Brad Mackenzie who is living with ALS.  She ran the 22KM in 2 hours 15 minutes, raising $11,000 for ALS BC.  

Date: May 18th, 2017

At the ALS Society of BC North Central Island Living with ALS Support group meeting held in Nanaimo on May 17th, the Chapter’s executive committee was re-elected for the next term.  Serving a second term - Sheldon Cleaves, President and voting member on the provincial board of directors; Shirley Theriault, Secretary and Betty Edwards, Director at Large.  Sheld

Date: May 15th, 2017

Congratulations to our raffle draw winner,  Margaret Moran of Burnaby, BC.  Winning Ticket Number -  0693

We would like to thank everyone who supported and purchased raffle tickets.  We were SOLD OUT and raised $20K. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the ALS Society of BC  patient services, to provide support for those living with ALS.

Date: April 10th, 2017

• On June 1st, BC landmark buildings will light up in the colour purple to show support for people living with ALS.  These include: BC Parliament buildings; Science World, Royal BC Museum, BC Place and Harbour Centre.