Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease or Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is a fatal, rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that affects approximately 3,000 Canadians and more than 350 Manitobans.

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Our website is intended to offer comprehensive information about ALS/MND, about the ALS Society of Manitoba, information for people with ALS/MND and their caregivers, health care professionals, donors, media, and the general public. It is our hope that this site be a source of meaningful information, a site that connects people both from within and outside the ALS/MND community and a site that users visit regularly. Be sure to let us know if there is a way to improve this site, and make it more user friendly. We want to know! Call us at: (204) 831-1510 or e-mail: HOPE@alsmb.ca

2018 Manitoba Caregiver Recognition Day

April 3, 2018. On the first Tuesday of April, Manitobans come together to recognize family members, friends, neighbours, and other significant people who take on a caring role to support someone with a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life-limiting illness. Known as Manitoba Caregiver Recognition Day, this special day encourages to pay tribute and recognize the valuable contribution of family caregivers to our lives and our community as a whole. Click here to read more.

Webinars and Education

LAST FREE WEBINAR: The genetics of ALS. March 22 at 11 a.m. CST. Presented by the ALS Canada Research Program. Guest presenter: Dr. Sali Farhan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr. Farhan talked about gene discovery in ALS to date and the state of genetic research today, as well as why this type of research is important for the discovery of new treatments in the future.

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2018 WALK for ALS. Register here.

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