The ALS Canada Walk to End ALS is the largest community fundraiser for ALS research, advocacy, and community-based services. It is a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate hope for a future without ALS, honour those we have loved and lost, and show support for Canadians and their families living with the disease.
Funds raised through the event are essential in helping to ensure a strong pipeline of funding for the best of Canadian ALS research (40% of proceeds). In participating provinces*, 60% of proceeds are used for advocacy and to provide community-based support to people and families living with ALS.
*Participating provinces are: Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. If you are participating in the ALS Canada Virtual Walk to End ALS from another province, 100% of proceeds will go to fund the national ALS Canada Research Program.
We are pleased to have the support of Canadians from across the country and the collective efforts of the ALS Society of Manitoba, ALS Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, ALS Society of Prince Edward Island, and ALS Society of Quebec alongside the ALS Society of Canada in this important initiative.
Collectively through initiatives like the Walk to End ALS, participating ALS Societies in Canada help support the national ALS Canada Research Program, which funds peer-reviewed research grants and fosters collaboration among Canadian researchers, helping to nurture new ideas and build capacity. Provincial and federal advocacy efforts give voice to the collective experience of people living with ALS to help drive program and system changes for access to therapies. In the participating provinces, the funds are used to ensure people affected by ALS have access to community resources and information to navigate their journey with ALS.