PARLIAMENT HILL – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, rose in the House on June 11th, to draw the nation's attention to ALS Awareness Month.
"Each June, friends, family, and supporters of those suffering from ALS dedicate their time to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to raise funds for a cure," said Mr. Tilson in the House of Commons. "This cause is very close to my heart, as my father succumbed to ALS a number of years ago. Since my personal encounter with this terrible disease, I introduced a Private Member's Bill to have June officially designated as National ALS month."
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, leaves victims' voluntary muscles paralyzed. Individuals become progressively paralyzed, while having their senses and intellect remain intact.