Tilson Recognizes ALS Awareness Month
OTTAWA, ON – This afternoon Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson rose in the House of Commons to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Mr. Tilson said:
“Mr. Speaker, each year we mark June as ALS Awareness Month. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a rapidly progressive, fatal motor neuron disease that leaves those affected in a state of progressive paralysis but with full possession of their mental faculties.
This cruel disease took my father after a four year fight, so it has affected me personally. All Members know the courage of our late colleague Mauril Belanger during his battle with this terrible disease.
Each year at this time, the Walk to End ALS takes place to help raise funds for critical research and support.
On June 1, the Walk to End ALS will be taking place at the Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville at 10 am. I encourage everyone to come out and support those living with ALS and those caring for them.
I ask every member to wear a cornflower 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.”