All proceeds benefit ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute
CAMBRIDGE, MA – ALS.net announced today that the annual Race 4 Research 5K and Walk will be held on
Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Technology Square in Cambridge, MA. The Race 4 Research
features a 5K road race and four-mile walk and also includes family activities
and refreshments courtesy of local restaurants, breweries and other vendors.
All proceeds from the event will benefit ALS.net and the research it funds
directly at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech whose
scientists actively discover and develop treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
“The Race 4 Research is a family-friendly event that helps to fund
ALS research happening every day in our labs,” says Steve Perrin, Ph.D., CEO
and CSO of ALS.net/ALS Therapy Development Institute. “Everyone who
participates helps support research for this devastating disease that currently
has no treatments or cure. Every dollar raised from the Race 4 Research goes
directly to projects taking place in our Cambridge, MA facility, including
those like the first of its kind Precision Medicine Program in ALS.”
The Race 4 Research will open registration at 8:30 AM. The
four-mile walk will begin promptly at 9:30 AM and the 5K will begin at 10 AM.
Lab tours of the ALS Therapy Development Institute’s facility will also be
available to participants beginning at 12 PM.
To participate, donate or learn more about the Race 4 Research 5K
and Walk, visit www.race4research.org.
ALS.net was born from the
realization that something was needed to bring people together with a common
goal to fund the research necessary to slow and stop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is a global network of people with ALS, their care
providers, family and friends, fundraising events, awareness campaigns and
foundations committed to funding innovative, patient-centered research leading
to the development of effective treatments and eventually a cure for ALS.
ALS.net directly supports the ALS Therapy Development Institute,
the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS
research. Founded in 1999, the Institute brings together 30 industry-trained
scientists with experience discovering drugs and bringing them to market. Led
by people living with the disease and their families, they understand the
urgent need to slow and stop this disease. For more information, visit www.als.net.