Posted on 11/20/2014, 8:25 am, by mySteinbach

The ALS Society of Manitoba is pleased to announce that over $350,000 was raised in Manitoba by over 6,000 donors from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Society is putting those donations to work by supporting research and families on their journey with ALS. Donations will also be used at a local level to continue support services for families living with ALS by providing equipment not covered by government agencies, as well as running Canada’s only facility for those living with ALS, the Brummitt-Feasby ALS House.

The ALS Society of Manitoba is also excited to be part of a National Research program with ALS Canada, who has now partnered with Brain Canada, to help make the research dollars go even further.

“The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a supreme gift and gives hope to those who battle this fatal disease,” says Diana Rasmussen, executive director for the ALS Society of Manitoba. “We are extremely grateful for the amazing support given throughout the province. Thank you Manitoba!”