Currently, between 2,500 and 3,000 people in Canada suffer from ALS and two new cases are reported for every 100,000 people every year. People and families affected by ALS are faced with the challenge of adapting to a new way of life.
By giving to HealthPartners you provide support to the ALS Society of Quebec which focuses on helping people with ALS cope with the physical, emotional, financial and legal ramifications of this disease. Your support makes a difference.
Here is how your donation makes a difference
In the field of research, collaboration is key and has resulted in many important discoveries. The ALS society of Quebec is proud to support Quebec’s initiatives that aim to encourage exchange between today’s and tomorrow’s researchers, all over the world.
One important exchange took place on September 27, 2016, during the very first ALS Research Network meeting, initiated by Dr. Christine Vande Velde and Dr. Angela Genge.
“In the last few years, ALS researchers have been collaborating more and more. As a result, we have made significant findings. I think in my lifetime we will discover a therapy to treat ALS. We’ll finally get it. The therapy might not benefit all patients, but it will be a start.”
Dr. Christine Vande Velde
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience at Université de Montréal and the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Research Center.
“Patricia lost four members of her family to ALS. She saw how the disease progressively shuts down muscle function — and so when she learned that she too had this fatal disease, we were terrified. Without the support of ALS Society, we would not have been able to manage as well or keep her as comfortable as possible at home.”
– Nigel Van Loan