November 25, 2019

This GivingTuesday we want to introduce you to our dear friend Mark Daher. Mark grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario and attended the same high school as our Executive Direct Cherrie. (Many of our friends will know that Cherrie’s brother was only 32 years old when he was...

August 13, 2019

In 2014 the ALS Ice bucket challenge took the world by storm. It seemed as if, all of a sudden, people were dumping buckets of ice water over themselves. And they were challenging you to do it too, as well as donate money to ALS.

The ALS ice bucket challenge encourages...

October 2, 2017

The summer of 2017 started and ended strong for ALS Double Play. We held our second annual Intentional Walk for ALS at the Markham Civic Centre on Saturday, June 10. It was another beautiful day, attended by a couple hundred of our friends. We walked a round around a s...

April 12, 2017

On Thursday, March 30, 2017 we held our 3rd Annual Purple Carpet event with a screening of the documentary film, Gleason.

While mother nature wasn't our very best friend that night (she provided some snow, freezing rain and sleet), we have friends who made the trek and...

February 13, 2017

We caught up with Dr. Philip McGoldrick, ALS Double Play's Fellow for the Christopher Chiu Fellowship for ALS Research at the University of Toronto. Over the next three years, ALS Double Play will fund the ALS research that Dr. McGoldrick will be working on. From his f...

January 27, 2017

Recently one of our friends, a teacher at Unionville High School, asked if she might include an ALS patient as a virtual client for her Interior Design Class. 

What a great (awareness) idea!

The students sent a number of questions about daily living needs, space needs, s...

December 9, 2016

ALS Double Play was proud to present its first pledge payment to the University of Toronto for the Christopher Chiu Fellowship for ALS research.

ALS Double Play’s pledge of $150,000 to the University of Toronto will be for the benefit of the student award program for re...

November 3, 2016

Christopher Ian Chiu was quietly set free of his five-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), on October 31, 2016. He was surrounded by family and friends and now is at peace.

Christopher was born on June 28, 1979 in Toronto to Alex and Alicia Chiu and big...

October 12, 2016

On Saturday, October 1, ALS Double Play hosted its first 3 hour yoga event, Exhale Hope for ALS. Over 50 people participated in one, two or three hours of restorative, energetic and playful yoga. At the end of the morning we exhaled hope, knowing that we all did someth...

August 8, 2016

Two years ago the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge swept the world. It was particularly meaningful to me because my brother had been diagnosed with ALS just 3 years earlier. I felt like no one had heard of the disease, let alone, know what it does to the body. Suddenly big nam...