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  Monthly e-Newsletter of The ALS Association

September 2015


Promising Discoveries in ALS Research, Thanks to You

als research"All of your donations have been amazingly helpful, and we have been working tirelessly to find a cure. With the amount of money that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised, I feel that there's a lot of hope and optimism now for real, meaningful therapies."
- Dr. Jonathan Ling, Johns Hopkins University

Thanks to your incredible support, several ALS research projects funded by The ALS Association have recently announced significant discoveries in their work. These advancements are promising indicators that you have the power to make a difference in the fight against ALS.

Read more about the latest in ALS research and continue to stand with us until there’s a cure.


ROUND 2: #ALSIceBucketChallenge

ROUND 2 of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge picked up steam this August, gaining the attention of local and national media, celebrities and professional athletes, public figures and community leaders, as well as the ALS community at large. With your help, the most promising research studies in the world are receiving the funding they need to find treatments and the cure, while care of people living with ALS and advocating on their behalf remain key priorities. Thank you to everyone who is participating in the Challenge again this year, and we look forward to seeing buckets poured #EveryAugustUntilACure!

Check out our Facebook page to see who’s challenging whom.


ALS Advocates Continue the Fight During August Recess

MeetingsEvery year in May, The ALS Association invites advocates from all over the country to come together in Washington, D.C. to participate in National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference. As a part of our public policy program, many inspiring advocates champion the fight against ALS all year long. Taking the message from Capitol Hill to their hometowns, ALS Association Chapters and advocates continue to lead the charge by participating in district meetings with members of Congress during the annual August recess.


Extraordinary Sixth Grader Leads Community in Fight Against ALS

At only 11-years-old, Gavin Mitsdarfer is an unstoppable force against ALS. His clever fundraising initiatives have made him a hometown hero and a role model for all kids whose lives have been touched by having a parent with ALS.

Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Art Therapy For People with ALS and Their Families in Northern Ohio

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated to the Ice Bucket Challenge, art therapy services are giving people with ALS in Northern Ohio a new way to express their feelings and better cope with the debilitating effects of their disease.


Spotlight: Companies with Heart

Quantum Rehab

Reaching New Heights: The True Power of Seat Elevation

It’s easy to look at a power-elevating seat and simply think, “Oh, it makes you taller.”

And, it does. However, did you know that a power-elevating seat benefits your independence, health, safety and social inclusion? Indeed, a power-elevating seat cannot only make you taller, but it can also enhance your daily functionality and quality of life.


Upcoming Webinars

Why do people get ALS? Epidemiological Studies to Find Answers
Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm, Eastern Time
Details here.

Durable Medical Equipment Needs for People with ALS
Date: September 28, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Time
Session number: 826 826 269
Session password: ATCsep2015
Register here.

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