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2013 Youth Retreat
Posted 338 days ago

You heard it hear .....2013 Youth retreat to be held in Saskatchewan August 16-18. More information to come. Youth affected by ALS ages 18-25 from across Canada will meet at…

Upcoming Walks
Posted 1130 days ago

We are taking to the streets, pathways, sidewalks and parks across Saskatchewan to raise money for breakthrough ALS research and services to support those living with ALS and their families.…

Upcoming Walks

Welcome to the ALS Society of Saskatchewan

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis– unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer. Other neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease. According to the World Health Organization, neurodegenerative diseases are predicted to surpass cancer as the second leading cause of death in Canada by 2040. ALS has no known cure or effective treatment yet. For every person diagnosed with ALS, a person living with ALS dies. Approximately 2,500 - 3,000 Canadians currently live with this fatal disease.

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