How You Can Help
Raising awareness is key to defeating ALS. Learning about ALS is one very important task that takes only a few minutes. To learn more, read About ALS, visit the websites listed on this page, join our email list, become a fan of our Facebook page or download 90 Ways We Can Fight Lou Gehrigs Disease.
Two students in Kat Baston's Internet Skills elementary school class sent us this site that they found during their research for a presentation on ALS Awareness Month 2012. It's a very comprehensive article on ALS with very useful resource links - Health Library: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, University of Cincinnati. (Her students are building great skills for a career in scientific research!)
ALS Research is crucial to discovering a cause, a cure, a way to slow the progression of the disease. Only recently have clinical drug trials been available to patients. A national database is just beginning for research (see alsa.org/als-care/als-registry) despite the fact that Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with this disease over 60 years ago!
We need your help to heighten awareness of ALS, provide a better quality of life for those affected by ALS and to fund research to find a cure.
Support the ALS Association Public Policy.
Visit their Advocacy Action Center and signup to be an advocate for issues in Congress affecting people with ALS, their caregivers and their families. It only takes a few minutes.
Awareness & Fundraising Events in Your Neighborhood or throughout the world - Support or sponsor or organize an event!
Need more ideas? Download "90 Ways We Can Fight Lou Gehrigs Disease".
to one of these worthy organizations.
PLEASE NOTE that you can designate your gift
in memory of Steve J. Engels, or
in memory of Marie Geniesse Alger
ALS Therapy Development Institute
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