e-Newsletter – February 2024

Welcome to ALS Society of BC’s New Monthly E-Newsletter!

We are thrilled to welcome you to the ALS Society of BC’s inaugural monthly e-newsletter, your exclusive source for the latest events, news, updates, and invaluable information directly from the heart of our community. With a focused approach aimed at streamlining our communications, we are determined to ensure that the information you receive is purposeful, concise, and relevant, allowing you the freedom to focus on what matters most. As we embark on this new digital journey, we are proud to share our commitment to environmental sustainability, reflecting our dedication to reducing the environmental impact of paper production and distribution.

What to expect in your inbox:

  • Our digital approach is designed with your convenience in mind, ensuring that you receive timely updates without overwhelming your inbox. For nine months of the year, our supporters will enjoy a thoughtful, once-a-month newsletter sent out on the second Wednesday.
  • However, during our annual signature fundraising campaign, Move to Cure ALS, taking place in May/June, and the inspiring GivingTuesday campaign in November, we’ll ramp up our communication to bring you more frequent updates. These special occasions allow us to share exciting developments, urgent calls to action, and unique opportunities for you to actively participate in advancing our mission.

Help Us Name Our e-Newsletter: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

We invite you to be a part of shaping the future of our communication by helping us choose the perfect name for our new monthly e-newsletter. We have compiled a list of carefully curated options and need your vote to decide which name to choose. Your vote will play a crucial role in defining the identity of this newsletter and ensuring that it truly resonates with you. Let’s work together to create a newsletter name that reflects our unity, purpose, and unwavering commitment to progress. We are eager to see what you choose!

Submissions are open until Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Support the Society:

Become a Monthly Donor

If you are looking for a way to positively impact the lives of people living with ALS or PLS, please consider making a monthly contribution. Your ongoing support will provide them with crucial resources and services to help them manage their challenges and bring renewed hope to their lives.

50/50 Raffle Fundraiser

Don’t miss your chance to support ALS and PLS patients in BC & Yukon by purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets for only $5 each with no limits! Not only that, but you also have an opportunity to win half of a potential $20,000 jackpot!

Monthly Giving Program Testimonial

“I decided to contribute after seeing a Global News feature on ALS. Although I don’t have any family or personal connections with ALS, the news feature affected me deeply.” – Anonymous.

Our Services:

Psychological Treatment Program

Dealing with ALS or PLS can cause intense emotions. The ALS Society of BC has dedicated Psychologists and Registered Clinical Counselors, who are a group of ALS-trained professionals to give much–needed therapy and counselling to people affected by ALS or PLS.

Support Groups

The groups provide an open, friendly and safe environment for ALS and PLS patients, family members, friends and caregivers to discuss issues related to living with ALS or PLS. The hybrid meetings through ZOOM and in-person are held every month.

Upcoming Events:

ALS Canadian Alliance Virtual ALS Patient/Caregiver Information Forum | March 21, 2024

Join the forum via Zoom — no fee to attend, and get your questions answered during the Q&A session.

BMO Vancouver Marathon | May 4-5, 2024

BMO Vancouver Marathon in May: Join us as a charity runner or donor.

Move to Cure ALS | Various Dates & Locations in June 2024

Our signature fundraising campaign unites us in the fight against ALS and PLS.

ALS Golf Tournament of Hope | Friday, August 16, 2024

The 16th annual event to support people affected by ALS and PLS in BC is 85% sold out. Register today!

Camp Alohi Lani | August 22-25, 2024

A camp for youth with a parent or grandparent living with ALS or PLS which offers support, fun, and friendship.

Free Tax Webinar from Will Power | August 22-25, 2024

Learn how to reduce your tax burden and help the ALS Society of BC in this free webinar.

Thank you!

We want to express our sincere gratitude for being an essential part of our journey. Together, we can make a significant impact, raise awareness, and bring hope to those affected by ALS or PLS. Please know that we are here for you and welcome any questions or comments you may have. Your support means everything to us, and we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

To stay even more connected, we invite you to follow us on our social media channels and visit our websites. Engage with us, share your thoughts, and be a part of our community.

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