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ALS Society of BC

ALS Society of BC





The ALS Society of BC was incorporated in December 17, 1981. It was founded by ALS patients, their family members and health care professionals, to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALs and their caregivers. Since its inception, the Society has helped many ALS patients and their families by providing information and support, including equipment. ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the nerve cells die, people with ALS lose control of their muscles, which makes breathing, eating and even smiling almost impossible. Eighty per cent of those diagnosed will die within two to five yars; only 10 per cent of those affected live for 10 years or longer.

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The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALs patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS.
Through assisiting research, we are committed to find the...