ALS Society of Manitoba Articles

ALS Walk Planned for Saturday in Falcon Lake

By Sarah Klein Advocates for finding a cure to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, will come together on Saturday for the Falcon Lake Walk for ALS. The 2.5 kilometre walk will begin in Whiteshell Provincial Park on the Trans-Canada Trail at 11 a.m. Registration...

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Men on Cross-Country ALS Bike Tour in Winnipeg Today

Two men on a cross-country cycling journey in support of ALS research will be passing through Winnipeg today. Joel Bisson and Michael Downey have been riding their bikes across Canada since beginning on June 1 on Vancouver Island. The ride was inspired by Bisson's own...

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ALS Society Seeking Client Services Coordinator

By Brian Schultz The ALS Society of Manitoba is seeking a registered nurse with clinical experience and knowledge to work with neuromuscular diseases. The Client Services Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of programs and...

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Volunteers Needed for ALS Walks Throughout the Province

Volunteer coordinators are needed for ALS walks in rural Manitoba. The ALS Society of Manitoba is looking for dedicated and organized individuals wishing to donate time to manage a 5K walk in their area. Anyone interested in helping out can call 1-866-718-1642, fax...

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Tents Needed for ALS Walk on June 4

Three large free-standing tents are needed for the Winnipeg Walk for ALS on June 4. The ALS Society of Manitoba is holding the annual fundraiser at Assiniboine Park. Anyone who can help the society attain the tents is asked to call (204) 837-1270 or e-mail...

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ALS Society Fundraising Gala This Saturday

ALS Society Fundraising Gala This Saturday

There's less than a week until the ALS Society of Manitoba's 2011 Cornflower Gala on Saturday, March 12. The evening will include a four-course meal, open bar, live and silent auctions, including two tickets anywhere WestJet flies as one of the prizes, and Mr. E and...

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ALS House to Be Lit Wednesday Evening

After several Vincent Massey Collegiate students set up Christmas trees outside the Brummitt-Feasby ALS House last week, an official lighting ceremony will take place to Lite Up A Life. The ALS Society of Manitoba is currently taking donations for bulbs on the tree,...

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Conference to Discuss Life Living with ALS

Manitobans living with ALS will get the chance to share their stories, learn more about clinical relationships and hear an array of medical experts speak on the disease at the upcoming 5th Annual Conference on ALS. The ALS Society of Manitoba is putting on the event,...

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ALS Needs Volunteers, Donations for Yard Sale

By Brian Schultz The ALS Society of Manitoba is seeking volunteers for their yard sale on Saturday, August 28, which will help raise money for Manitobans living with the disease. The society needs at least four to six people daily from Wednesday, August 25 to Friday,...

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Annual Golf Classic to Drive Out ALS September 9

By Brian Schultz The ALS Society of Manitoba is hoping to drive out what is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease an its annual golf tournament this year. The Seventh Annual ALS Society of Manitoba Drive for Life Golf Classic in honor of Marcel Bertrand will be held at...

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Motorcycling Accountant Riding Across Canada for ALS

A 47-year-old Boston accountant who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) 18 months ago, is leaving Winnipeg today on a Harley in support of a special charity ride. Doug Oakley has always had a passion for motorcycles; owning a Harley Davidson for the last 11...

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