The ALS Society of Alberta’s Support for Champions Program Helps Kids

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ALS Society of Alberta

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A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the ALS Society of Alberta offers a wide range of services to patients and their families, including the Support for Champions program. This program is designed for children who have parents affected by ALS and may be unable to enjoy normal childhood activities due to financial hardship.

For some families, ALS creates a financial burden that may prevent parents from providing their children with regular social activities. Instead of finding social ways to manage their anger and grief appropriately, these children are often unable to enjoy childhood fully or establish important social bonds with their peers. Fortunately, Support for Champions addresses this problem by providing funding to help children participate in activities and events that interest them.

All eligible children must be 18 years old or younger by the time the program they are applying for begins. These individuals live in Alberta and have at least one parent with ALS. Further, this parent must be registered with the ALS Society of Alberta to be eligible for funding from the Support for Champions program.

Applications for funding are typically send out in August for the fall and winter seasons and January for spring programs.