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Lori Weir Elected President of the ALS Society of Canada
Ms Lori Weir was elected to the position of president of the board of the ALS Society of Canada on April 30, 2011.
Over the past six years, Ms Weir has held numerous positions with ALS Canada and the ALS Society of New Brunswick.
Ms Weir is the founder and president of Above the Line Inc., which offers leadership and sales consulting, training and coaching services to corporate clients throughout North America. They work primarily with companies involved in the manufacturing and sale of: food and beverage, wood & paper, multimedia news, and shipbuilding. Ms Weir is a graduate of St. Thomas University. Living in Saint John, NB, she is supported in her work and community giving by her partner and stepdaughter.
ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the nerve cells die, people with ALS lose control of their muscles, which makes breathing, eating and even smiling almost impossible. Eighty per cent of those diagnosed will die within two to five years. Approximately 2,500 to 3,000 Canadians are living with the disease.
The ALS Society of Canada, founded in 1977, is the only national voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS funding more than $1 million in research annually. ALS Canada also supports our provincial partners in the provision of quality care for those living with ALS. The vision of the ALS Society of Canada is to find a cure for ALS.
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For more information, please contact:
Director of Communications
ALS Society of Canada
Tel: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 208