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ALS Society of Canada
3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 200
Ontario, L3R 4T9
The ALS Society of Canada and ALS Society of Ontario joined together and is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and support to individuals and family members affected by ALS and to promoting research to find a cure for the disorder. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as "Lou Gehrig's disease," is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease characterized by degeneration of the motor neurons responsible for transmitting electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles throughout the body. Established in 1977, the ALS, which operates in many locations across Canada, provides support and counseling for people with ALS, their families, and caregivers; raises funds to support research into the cause of and a potential cure for ALS; engages in patient advocacy; offers networking services; and provides equipment such as wheelchairs.
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