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At the 2019 MCAC Mid-year meetings, MCAC President Jack Bavis and the MCAC Board of Directors announced the ALS Society of Alberta as the charity of choice for this year in honour of past MCAC President David Flamand‘s sister Patsy Brooks.

“Today brought out a lot of emotions for me,” said Dave Flamand. “I hope we can raise some extra money this year for this very important cause. The ALS Society is an extremely important foundation, and I want to thank MCAC for this decision.”
“My sister would always say that ‘what we do in this life matters.’ This support can do just that. It matters.”

What is ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapid, always fatal neurodegenerative disease. It attacks the nerves of the body that would normally send messages from the brain to the muscle, resulting in weakness and wasting. Eventually, the individual with ALS is left completely immobilized, with loss of speech and an inability to swallow and breathe.

There is no known cause or cure for this devastating disease. 

ALS Society of Alberta

The ALS Society of Alberta is a charitable organization dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS.  We are the only charitable organization in Alberta that provides support to families affected by the disease.

 We achieve our mission by providing support, facilitating the provision of care, promoting awareness, helping find a cure and advocating for change.

 Support services from the Society include the Equipment Loan Program, support groups, home visits, information and referrals, and support for youth through the Support for Champions program.  All services are provided free of charge to those registered with the Society.  In 2018, the Society supported 435 people across Alberta and provided 1,732 pieces of equipment to help make each day the best day possible for those affected.

 Along with our provincial partners, we are proud to fund the ALS Canada’s National Research program and Alberta is the largest per capita donor to the program.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.alsab.ca/






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