Raised
CA$1,853,079.47
Progress
Goal
CA$1,900,000

Strides for Martin

CA$5,736.25

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Hi All,

Thanks for your support for these last years for team Strides for Martin. From 2010 until 2023 (in spite of a COVID hiatus) we have raised over $46,000 for ALS Canada through the Walk for ALS! We look towards adding to that total this year. The walk has moved to Ada Mackenzie Park which is a smaller location is also a later date so we hope that the weather will be even better than before!

As you may know, Martin started his battle with ALS in 2006, ending up on a ventilator in 2010 and eventually passing away from the illness in 2018 after living at Michael Garron Hospital on the chronic vent floor for many years.  There have been big advances in ALS research since then including new drug targets and new models

There are some drugs that have failed early trials unfortunately (https://als.ca/blogs/als-canada-advocacy-update-january-march-2024/) but there are also new therapeutic targets on the horizon,  with new publications even in May 2024 showing new gene targets (RGNEF protein). (https://london.ctvnews.ca/western-university-researchers-unlock-potential-cure-for-als-1.6885070)

We hope to continue supporting ALS Canada to further their grant support of research and to help those living with the illness and their families, as they did with us.

Thanks for reading and supporting our cause!

Susan and David

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This summer we will be participating in the ALS Canada Walk to End ALS. Now more than ever, the ALS community needs our support to provide hope and help to families affected by ALS. That’s why we're joining thousands of others, a part of a passionate and motivated community to “walk” in celebration of hope and a world free of ALS. Please consider supporting our team and donating towards this important cause.

Your support will help to:

  • Create a better day-to-day reality for people and families living with ALS by providing community-based support throughout Ontario – like home visits and support groups – as well as necessary medical equipment like hospital beds, wheelchairs, stairlifts and other items that increase safety in the home, at no cost to those who need them.
  • Further scientific progress by investing in the ALS Canada Research Program, which funds promising ALS research. The ALS Canada Research Program is the only national dedicated source of funding for ALS research across Canada. This program provides peer-reviewed grants to researchers whose work has the greatest potential to advance the field of ALS. There’s been more progress made in ALS research in the last five years than over the last century – we need to keep building on this momentum.

Join our team in making a difference. Please consider donating to our team fundraising page as we work toward a world free of ALS.

Your support is needed now more than ever – we are stronger together!

David Sheps
David Sheps CA$1,027.24
Susan Sheps
Susan Sheps CA$2,694.31
Gaye Quan
Gaye Quan CA$550.00

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