Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neuromuscular disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord. There is no cure and the average life span after diagnosis is 2-5 years. ALS takes away the ability to move, speak, swallow, and ultimately breathe, and it can strike anyone.
There are currently 30,000 people in the United States living with ALS and someone in the world is diagnosed every 90 seconds. Without raising awareness and funding ALS will not receive the research necessary to find a cure, and will continue to strike down every person who is diagnosed.
Cure for ALS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to host fundraising events, and support advocacy and awareness for ALS, to advance medical research that will discover a cure for this universally fatal disease. Our fundraising events benefit the Emory ALS Center in Atlanta, GA, supporting laboratory needs for clinical trials and research trials, and clinic needs such as staffing, therapies, and supplies needed to care for patients.