TILSON MARKS ALS AWARENESS MONTH IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
OTTAWA, ON – This afternoon Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson rose in the House of Commons to recognize June as ALS Awareness Month. Mr. Tilson said:
“Mr. Speaker, June is ALS awareness month. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a rapidly progressive, fatal motor neuron disease that leaves those affected in a state of progressive paralysis.
In 2005, my father succumbed to ALS after a four year fight, so it has affected me personally. And all Members have witnessed the courage of the Member for Ottawa-Vanier as he battles this terrible disease.
Each year at this time, friends, family, and supporters of those suffering from ALS dedicate their time and energy to raise awareness for treatment and a cure. In dozens of communities across the country, the Walk for ALS is taking place to help raise funds for critical research and support.
I encourage each member to wear a cornflower today to demonstrate our support in the fight against ALS so that together we can support victims and families and promote research to find a cure.”