Dedicated Volunteers Step-Up

They live in different regions of the province and hail from different walks of life. Men and women. Young and not-so-young. The five volunteers you are about to meet have one thing in common: all have a passion for helping the ALS Society of Quebec and a deep love for someone impacted by the devastating […]

“Life is beautiful”: ALS slows but doesn’t stop Maurice

Maurice Leclerc considers himself ‘lucky’. The 84-year old has five children and four grandchildren and numerous close friends. He was married for 25 years to the ‘loveliest person’ he’s ever met. He loved his job so much he worked till age 77.  A year into retirement, Maurice was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The deadly disease is robbing […]

Caring for the caregivers: the ALS Society of Quebec expands its services

Caring of someone with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) isn’t easy.  It is a 24-hour a day, seven-day a week job that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on caregivers.  To help caregivers cope, the ALS Society of Quebec is expanding the services available to those looking after a loved one with the debilitating neurodegenerative […]

Dr. Michael Strong: Science and medicine in the family genes

Lucille Ball famously said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” The axiom applies to Dr. Michael Strong.  The title on his business card reads:  Dean, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Distinguished University Professor, Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Arthur J Hudson Chair in ALS Research, Interim Scientific […]

National Volunteer Week

Did you know that April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week? We appreciate, more than words can express, all of the time and energy that you give to the Society so that we can fulfill our mission to raise funds for research and to support families living with ALS. DRAW! How to enter? We want to know […]

New hope for treating ALS: Patient stem cells help identify common problem, leading to clinical trials

Harvard stem cell scientists have discovered that a recently approved medication for epilepsy might be a meaningful treatment foramyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a uniformly fatal neurodegenerative disorder. The researchers are now collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to design an initial clinical trial testing the safety of the treatment […]