Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neuromuscular disorder that affects the nerve cells and spinal cord progressively leading to the paralysis of the muscles. ALS rapidly affects the body and is usually fatal within five years following the initial diagnosis.
The ALS Society of Quebec
Founded in 1983, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec is a non-profit community organization. Our mission is:
- to provide support and referrals for people living with ALS and their loved ones;
- to fund research;
- to raise awareness of this disease among the general public, government officials and medical and paramedical practitioners.
The Society offers information to affected people and their family about the disease and the services and resources that are available to them, provide emotional support, guidance, references and information in a one on one or group format as well as presentations, conferences, group discussions and programs for teens and children. It also loan equipment and provide limited financial assistance in addition to organizing social activities and networking events.
Our events : encourage and support
Throughout the year, we, along with dedicated volunteers, work tirelessly to organize a number of high-quality fund raising events. Whether you are passionate about baseball, cycling, running or walking, we have an event that allows you to participate in many ways while contributing directly to the cause.
What People Are Saying
"By implicating myself in the fight against ALS, as I am simply contributing to our society"
— Dominic Delambre - Participant at Ride to fight ALS , Read More
"I continue to be motivated, inspired, and fully committed to finding the “hope”"
— Diane Tkalec - Volunteer , Read More
"Living with ALS means learning to let go, to enjoy the present, and to appreciate the little things"
— Chantal Lanthier - Someone with ALS, Read More