Second fundraiser for Dale Hodgins and ALS Society of Canada

Posted On Thursday January 09, 2020

First responders in Kingston are once again getting behind Dale Hodgins and the ALS Society of Canada

Frontenac Paramedics are organizing a second fundraiser for Dale Hodgins and the ALS Society of Canada. Dale is one of Kingston’s most respected first responders. He was a paramedic for more than 40 years and a fire fighter for 35 but in January of 2019 he was diagnosed with the rare neurological disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

“Anybody who has ALS or any other terminal disease, please fight,” says Dale. “Do your research, ask your doctors and you don’t give up. You always fight the disease because I'll be fighting ALS so whomever has a terminal disease I will be fighting with them,” says Dale who is encouraging everyone to donate to the ALS Society of Canada at www.frontenaccounty.ca/dalealsfunds.

A fundraising party will also be held January 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Blu Martini downtown Kingston. There will have live music and raffles to raise money for ALS Canada and Dale plans to be there as well. Last year close to $30,000 was raised.

"I am so inspired by Dale and his positive attitude dealing with this terrible disease," says Frontenac Paramedics Chief Gale Chevalier.  “He is motivated by raising funds and awareness for ALS and helping others and that’s why it's so important for all of us to get behind Dale and this fundraiser," Chevalier says. 

People who are unable to make the January 18 event or would like to make a donation directly to ALS Canada and receive a tax receipt can do so on the benefit page www.frontenaccounty.ca/dalealsfunds.

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Note: media interested in speaking with Dale should contact Marco Smits, Communications Officer at the County of Frontenac.

Marco Smits, Communications Officer County of Frontenac
Phone: 613-548-9400 x 305 Email: msmits@frontenaccounty.ca