Announcements

ALS Society of BC North Central Island Chapter elects Executive Commiittee

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.  Sheldon is also serves as the Secretary of the provincial board of directors.

Raffle Draw Winner on May 13, 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.

Chevron Supports ALS Society of BC

Thank you CHEVRON for selecting the ALS Society of BC as your charity of choice for STAYSafeALLIN  on-line game.

To participate and learn more about the contest please visit any Chevron locations in British Columbia or check their website or Facebook page. Exciting prizes awaits participants.

The contest runs from April 10 to May 28, 2017

Province of British Columia Proclaims June ALS Awareness Month

• 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.

• On June 3rd in Victoria and surrounding area, volunteers will be on location at malls offering Cornflowers (symbol of hope for people living with ALS) by donation to ALS Research.  If you would like to volunteer contact Michelle Smith at michelle.machine@gmail.com

Fifth Avenue Jewellery presents the ALS Compassionate Heart necklace

Instagram Scam Alert

Yesterday March 15, 2017, an  Instagram message was circulated poising as a Walk for ALS event/campaign.  This is a scam.  The ALS Society of BC does not use Instagram.  If you receive this message please contact the Anti Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre.ca  to report this.

Project MinE

“Why have I been diagnosed with ALS when so many other people have not?”
This is an all-too-common question of people living with the devastation of an ALS diagnosis, and the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) wants to help answer it. We are leading Canada’s fundraising efforts for Project MinE to support the mapping and analysis of up to 1,000 DNA profiles.

2017 Walks for ALS in BC and the Yukon

 The ALS Society of B.C. today announced that HME Mobility and Accessibility, and Pride Mobility Products, will be presenting sponsors of the ‘Walks for ALS in B.C. & Yukon in 2017.’

The ‘Walks for ALS’ across Canada are the signature event for promoting awareness of Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) and raising crucial funds for patient care and ALS research.

Fifteen walks will take place in 2017 at locations across B.C. and Yukon.

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