Raising awareness of a debilitating, rapidly degenerative and ultimately fatal disease for which there is currently no cure.
ALS is a devastating neurodegenerative disease. Those living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis - unable to breathe or swallow. ALS has no known cure or effective treatment. For every person diagnosed with ALS a person with ALS dies. Approximately 2,500 - 3,000 Canadians currently live with ALS.
1. A cure must be found for ALS
2. Promote neuromuscular research
3. More support is needed for those living with ALS and the people who are caring for them