Give a Lift for ALS

CPO1 Daniel Mercier, Fleet Chief CANFLTLANT, lifts PO2 William Duff. Replacing the Ice Bucket Challenge, this is the new fundraiser for the National ALS Awareness Campaign.
Photo: Mona Ghiz, MARLANT PA

Fleet Chief does his part for ALS awareness campaign

By Virginia Beaton,
Trident Staff

Receiving a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can change a life in a minute.

So can a decision to participate in the Give A Lift for ALS campaign. This fundraiser, a follow-on to the wildly successful Ice Bucket Challenge two years ago, is a grassroots campaign to raise awareness of ALS. All the money raised will go to fund research into the disease through the Adaptive Canuck ALS Foundation, a charitable foundation managed by Canadian ALS patients and their families. Tax receipts will be provided.

The Give A Lift challenge is asking for people to accept this challenge, especially between Mother’s Day, May 15, and Father’s Day, June 17. The idea is to lift someone up, in as creative a way as possible, take a photo, and share it on social media. Nominate three friends to do the same, using #ALSlift and including in the post.

CPO1 Daniel Mercier recently took up this challenge. He chose to lift PO2 William Duff. PO2 Duff, a MESO at MOG 5, was recently diagnosed with ALS. His wife is also military and the couple has two young children.