During ALS Awareness Month each June and throughout the year, there are many ways to show your support and raise awareness of ALS. What's our game plan? To take concrete action so that together, we can achieve our common goal of beating ALS once and for all.
June is ALS Awareness Month!
- ALS can take away the ability to speak. So, we must make our voices louder.
- ALS can take away the ability to move. So, we must create our own momentum.
- Together, we can turn up the volume. Together, we can go further.
We are a strong community taking action to make positive impact
Our strength lies in our community, which offers many ways of providing support. Together, our actions and our voices can be amplified to raise awareness about ALS, to contribute to research and to support families affected by ALS.
Here are some ways you can join us and embody hope together!
Every action makes a difference and brings us closer to our goal—to continue to positively impact the lives of Quebec families living with ALS, raise awareness and support the advancement of research. Which ones will you choose?
Thanks to your contributions, we can support families affected by ALS at every stage of the disease, while funding the most promising research projects aimed at improving their quality of life and finding a cure for the disease.
Organizing an event can be a fun and rewarding project for family members, friends, and colleagues, as well as a show of support for people with ALS and their families. Spaghetti dinners, brunches, boxing tournaments, bake sales, social events – anything to help end ALS.
Together, our voices are louder! Become an ambassador for the cause and inspire others! By working together, we can amplify our voices and make ourselves heard. You have the power to act as an agent of change. Find out how to become an ALS Quebec ambassador.
Follow us on social networks and help us expand our digital community! Use our hashtags #EndALS, #ALSAwarenessMonth, and share them with your network!
- June 2: Major League Baseball’s first-ever league-wide Lou Gehrig Day took place in 2021 and is now recognized every year. June 2 has has significance both as the date in 1925 that Gehrig became the Yankees’ starting first baseman and the date in 1941 that he passed away from ALS at the age of 37.
- June 21: Global ALS/MND Awareness Day, an initiative of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations
Lou Gehrig Mosaic of Hope
Our Lou Gehrig Mosaic of Hope launched in June 2021, coinciding with Major League Baseball’s inaugural Lou Gehrig Day. Now filled with more than 3,000 photos from over the years, the mosaic represents our strong, courageous, resilient, and united community who inspire us every day.
Across Quebec, buildings are lit in blue to mark ALS Awareness Month. The Olympic Stadium in Montreal, City Hall in Sherbrooke, Petite Décharge River footbridge in Alma, Saguenay, the Basilica Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-Du-Cap in Trois-Rivières, and the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City are among the landmarks that have been illuminated over the years to raise awareness for ALS.