PARLIAMENT HILL – David Tilson, MP for Dufferin-Caledon made a statement in the House of Commons today which gave recognition to the month of June as ALS month. After introducing a private members bill that would officially designate June, across Canada, as ALS month, Mr. Tilson encouraged his colleagues to support ALS research by purchasing a cornflower this month.
Approximately 3,000 Canadians currently live with ALS. Two or three Canadians lose their battle to this devastating disease every day. With improved knowledge about ALS, healthcare providers and families can help those living with this disease live life more fully.
The ALS Society of Canada recognizes the involvement of volunteers at all levels of the organization as a vital component to achieving its mission of helping people living with ALS and raising funds for ALS research.
“ALS societies across Canada during the month of June will be raising money for research through a variety of ways. One of which is through the sale of cornflowers. I encourage you to show your support for ALS research by buying a cornflower.” Tilson said.
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