Donation to ALS Society
Through its annual golf tournament, the Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit raised $5,000 for the ALS Society of Canada.
The cheque presentation took place on November 29 at police headquarters.
Every year, the unit chooses a charity that is related to one of their Financial Crimes members in some way, in this case a family member has been diagnosed with ALS.
ALS Society of Canada members Chris Pon and Reyhaan Bilimoria accepted the cheque on behalf of the organization.
“The funds will make an incredible impact on what we do,” said Pon whose father succumbed to ALS in December 2021. “It will go to research, advocacy and community services.”
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body. Someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe.
Inspector Joseph Matys said the tournament held last September at Rolling Hills Golf Club brought members and some of the unit’s partners together for a good cause.
“It was a fun day for all of us,” he added. “It was an opportunity for members to bond and interact with some of our external partners in the banking and insurance service industries.”