URGENT: The COVID-19 epidemic is severely impacting the progress of ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. If you are able to give, will you please provide an immediate gift to fund our lab?
EVENTS
Did you know that most of our ALS research funding comes from events attended or organized by people like you?
Together, you've raised millions of dollars to support our mission. Thank you.
But we're not done yet. Not until ALS is cured.
EVENTS
Did you know that most of our ALS research funding comes from events attended or organized by people like you?
Together, you've raised millions of dollars to support our mission. Thank you.
But we're not done yet. Not until ALS is cured.

Start Your Own Virtual Fundraiser!

Given the current need for social distancing, many fundraisers are going virtual. ALS TDI has resources to help you start your own virtual fundraiser by using ALS TDl's free fundraising platform or starting a Facebook fundraiser. Not ready to start your own fundraiser? Get involved in one of our existing virtual fundraising campaigns listed below.
Signature Programs
Signature Programs are set up or hosted by ALS TDI. Community Events are organized and hosted by individual people, usually as part of a fundraising activity.
Jun 19, 2020 Boston, MA
My-State Trek
Since its beginning in 2003, the Trek has raised over $9 million for ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), and participation has grown to over 450 riders, crew members, and volunteers each year. Join us at the 18th annual Tri-State Trek, beginning at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, and ending in Greenwich, CT.
Oct 16, 2020 Cambridge, MA
White Coat Affair
In an effort to keep our community safe, we have decided to take the 2020 White Coat Affair virtual! Though the event format will be a little different, the goals remain the same – to unite our incredible ALS community, celebrate progress, and raise funds for ALS research.
Apr 26, 2020 Cambridge, MA
Virtual Race for Research 5K
Nerd out at the Race for Research 5K coming April 2020. Featuring a chip-timed nerdy 5k road race (costumes encouraged) and after party with complimentary food and beer, prizes and fun!
Upcoming Events
In addition to our Signature Programs, Community Events are organized and hosted throughout the year by individuals and communities.View the full list to find events near you.
Sep 19 2020
Scandia, MN Community Event
Sep 28 2020
ALS TDI Signature Event
Oct 3 2020
Baltimore, MD Community Event
Oct 16 2020
Boston, MA ALS TDI Signature Event
Oct 17 2020
Maynard, MA Community Event
Bring People Together and
Support ALS Research
Why support ALS research at
ALS TDI?
We Are Innovative
With ALS preclinical, clinical, and translational research all happening under our one roof, we rapidly pursue the best ideas for slowing, stopping, and ending ALS.
We Are Efficient
We take our commitment to financial transparency seriously. 87 cents of every dollar you raise goes directly to ALS research.
We Are Relentless
We are dedicated to discovering and developing effective treatments to end ALS. We will not stop until the needs of every person with ALS are met completely.
What Is ALS TDI?
Lab Lab
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on curing ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease.
What is ALS?
ALS ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. ALS attacks cells in the brain and spinal cord that are needed to keep muscles moving, leading to muscle weakness and paralysis.