ALS Society of Nova Scotia

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal disease affecting the function of nerves and muscles. It is the most common cause of neurological death in Canada. ALS can strike anyone, male or female, at any age. While there is no cure or treatment today that halts or reverses ALS we can work together to help bring awareness to this disease.

ALS Nova Scotia is a non-government organization, surviving solely on donations from the public. The ALS Society of Nova Scotia is dedicated to providing quality care for people living with ALS. Our goal is to build public awareness of the impact of ALS and to support research towards finding a cure.

At any given time, there are over 60 families in Nova Scotia living with this devastating disease. All money raised allows us to provide the equipment and resources to maintain their quality of life.

June is ALS Awareness month across the country. To celebrate this, ALS Canada created the Walk For ALS and thousands of locations across Canada organize Walks. Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by participating in one of 10 Walks across Nova Scotia.

This years Halifax Walk/Run For ALS takes place at Point Pleasant Park on June 18. For more information on a walk in your community or how to donate, visit or phone 454-3636.

This story was originally published in Halifax Magazine.

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