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  Monthly e-Newsletter of The ALS Association

October 2015

 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sets into Motion Plans to Speed Development of New Drugs to Treat ALS

als researchAccelerating the drug development process is vital to help people with ALS gain timelier access to potential new therapies that may slow or stop the disease process. Thanks to your generous support, The ALS Association has gathered experts from across the entire ALS community to create drug development guidance that will be submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create a new roadmap for hope and progress in our fight against ALS.

 

Flu Season: What you need to know

als researchAs we welcome a change of seasons, we must also prepare for an unwelcome visitor, the influenza (flu) virus. Some people, especially children, the elderly and those with certain health conditions like ALS may experience serious health complications if they contract the flu virus. That is why it’s important for people living with ALS, as well as their family and caregivers to talk with their physician to see if they might be good candidates to receive the vaccination.

 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Helps People with ALS in Central and Southern Ohio Overcome Financial Hardships

MeetingsInsurance usually does not cover all of the expenses that life with ALS requires. Thanks to your generous support, The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter is able to launch a Care Services Grant Program that will offset the cost of expensive but much-needed equipment or services that dramatically enrich the lives of people coping with ALS.

 
 

Get to Know:
Care Services from The ALS Association

als researchThe ALS Association is constantly working to ensure our frontline professionals provide the highest quality care and support to those we serve. That is why The Association recently hosted a nationwide gathering of Care Services professionals to provide a unique forum to share successes, ideas, and plans to shape a future that offers an even wider selection of programs and services to benefit people affected by ALS and their loved ones.

 
 

Upcoming Webinars

Developing Therapy Based on the Root Cause of ALS
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
(4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Click here for more details
 

 

Controlling Your World Through Your Power Wheelchair
Monday, October 19, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
(2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

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