When you donate to the ALS Society of Quebec, you are tackling ALS on many fronts: Easing the burden of the disease for families across the province, investing in research that holds promise for treatment and care, and fueling awareness and advocacy efforts.
We’re so grateful for the generosity of those who share our passion for the ALS cause and community.
You are making a meaningful difference in fighting ALS and supporting the people and families living with the disease every day.
Imagine being told you have ALS and then being left on your own to process the overwhelming implications and navigate the realities of the disease.
Because of your support, no one in Quebec needs to face their ALS diagnosis alone. Through videoconference, telephone, or email, our professional counsellors are available to provide guidance, recommend services and supports, and answer questions. Our online resources are available to help people who prefer to self-serve. And peer support in both one-on-one and group settings is available for those who find comfort in connecting with others in the community.
No one should navigate ALS alone. Because of you, they don’t have to.
Whether it happens in the lab or the clinic, ALS research provides hope to a passionate community with an urgent need: to see treatments that change the reality of living with the disease.
Your support means that every year, we are able to maintain a strong pipeline of ALS research through our partnership with the ALS Society of Canada, which funds peer-reviewed ALS research evaluated as the best in the country. Your support also strengthens the ALS research community here in Quebec through regular events where knowledge and information are shared by the scientific minds working on solving the mysteries of the disease and improving quality of life.
Even though there’s been so much progress in ALS research, much of the disease is still a mystery. You are helping to solve it.
For people who don’t have a first-hand perspective of what it is like to live with ALS, awareness is a critical first step.
After all, how can people take action against ALS if they don’t know about the disease and the devastating ways it affects people and their families?
Your generosity in giving to ALS Quebec provides the means for us to educate people about ALS through speaking opportunities, media interviews, and other channels. It gives us the ability to provide training and support to the ALS Ambassadors who bravely share their personal experiences with ALS so that others can understand and be inspired to take action. It gives us a seat at the table with government and other decision-makers whose actions can affect whether people with ALS can access treatments, equipment, and home care.
It can be difficult to focus people’s attention on ALS when there are so many other issues of the day. Donor support means we can raise the voices of the community for greater awareness and action.
Norm MacIsaac and Mario Hudon have partnered for years with ALS Quebec as members of the Board of ALS Quebec and Co-Chairs of the ALS Quebec Advocacy Committee.