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  Monthly e-Newsletter of The ALS Association

January 2016


Vision for 2016: Moving Forward Together

As a supporter of the fight against ALS, you likely understand how important collaboration is to driving forward our shared vision to find treatments and a cure as soon as possible. For The ALS Association, 2016 is all about fortifying relationships. If we’re going to beat this disease, we have to continue to work together, and that includes YOU.

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Watch this video from Dr. Russell McLaughlin, a young ALS scientist based in Ireland, to learn how the support and dedication of people like you has made a direct impact in his research into the genetic factors involved in ALS.

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Do you have questions about The ALS Association’s Global Research Program? Find answers on Thursday, January 14, when The ALS Association hosts its first-ever, live ALS Research Q&A on Facebook with our chief scientist, Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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"ALS is a part of me, but I am not a part of ALS."

These inspirational words were Sonal Shah’s battle cry in the fight against the disease that took her life on November 28, 2015. Mrs. Shah valiantly battled ALS for three years, leaving behind a legacy we can all learn from as we set our New Year’s resolutions.

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Upcoming Webinars

How can we use predictions of individual ALS patient disease progressions to improve ALS clinical trials?
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
(4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

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Genetic Counseling: Who, What Where, When
Monday, January 25, 2016
11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
(2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

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Introducing: Team Challenge ALS!

Have you always thought about completing a marathon, an obstacle course race, or a century ride? Then now’s your chance – join Team Challenge ALS!

Combine your commitment to finding a cure for ALS with your determination to participate in an elite endurance event! Sign up today.

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