The mission of the Windsor-Essex County ALS Society is to assist persons living with ALS and their families while contributing to research that leads to a cure.
Our organization focuses on the needs of people living with ALS in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent counties. We help provide information and equipment to meet the many challenges that ALS can present, and we support the research of Dr. Michael Strong and provide Studentship funding every year.
What Does Our Society Do?
We are a volunteer charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those afflicted with this disease and supporting research to eradicate ALS. Our organization started in 1983, was formalized in 1984 and was incorporated with charitable tax status in 2000.
Funds raised support patient services in Windsor-Essex County and Chatham-Kent, including:
- Helping to provide from basic to intricate mobility and communication equipment
- Providing information and support through support group meetings (currently on hiatus)
- Providing in-service programs for health care professionals
- Providing in-home visiting
- Publishing a newsletter
- Organizing fundraising events to help support our mission
- Raising public awareness
We also support research projects and provide funding for a Student Fellowship at the London Health Sciences Hospital under the direction of Dr. Michael Strong.
Board of Directors
- Sharon Colman, Co-President
- Kerry Wall, Co-President
- Patty Morgan, Vice-President, Secretary
- Linda Scaife, Treasurer
Other Team Members
- Linda Scaife, our Bingo Chairperson
- Pat Szucki, Leslie Pettypiece, & Lina Mastronardi, our Windsor Walk Chairpersons
- Ryan Van Praet, Stubborn Buffalo Events Coordinator - Chatham
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a part of our organization, please forward your interests and strengths to any member of the board.