Documentary sheds light on ALS

ALS Double Play, a local nonprofit geared towards raising funds for a ALS cure, will screen Gleason, a life-changing documentary film, March 30 at Markham Cineplex.

It is the story of Steve Gleason, a former professional American football player who played as a defensive back with the New Orleans Saints in the NFL.

Steve was diagnosed with ALS just weeks before he found out he was going to be a father for the first time. He began video blogging for his unborn son. Today, his son is five years old and Steve cannot eat, breathe or move on his own. Gleason is his story of courage.

Also on the Purple Carpet will be two ALS research scientists: Dr Janice Robertson (Lead Researcher, ALS lab, University of Toronto) and Dr. Philip McGoldrick (recipient of the Christopher Chiu Fellowship for ALS research).

Email ALS Double Play at [email protected] for more information.

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