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Signature Programs

Virtual White Coat Affair
Oct 16, 2020 Cambridge, MA
Virtual 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.

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My-State Trek
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.

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Virtual Race for Research 5K
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!

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ALS TDI Summit
Dec 4, 2020 Boston, MA
ALS TDI Summit

The ALS TDI Summit is a full day conference featuring keynote presentations that provide an in-depth look at the most advanced ALS research. In 2019, we heard from ALS TDI's CEO and CSO and Michael Brenner Ph.D., a Research Scientist at Google, about the use of Artificial Intelligence for disease symptom assessment in ALS.

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Gamers vs. ALS
May 3-5/9/2020, 2020 Cambridge, MA
Gamers vs. ALS

Gamers vs. ALS

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Ragnar for Research
2020 Across the U.S.
Ragnar for Research

Ragnar for Research is an overnight, 200-mile running relay that invites teams to race through spectacular scenery while picking up the pace of ALS research.

Our teams of eight runners fundraise and race through some of the most scenic locations in the country.

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Corntoss Challenge
2020 Across the U.S.
Corntoss Challenge

The Corntoss Challenge raises funds for ALS research each summer in multiple cities across the U.S. Featuring the tailgate game Cornhole, the event is designed as a tournament where teams compete during a day of fun that leads to the

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Marathon Programs
Nov 1, 2020 New York, NY
Marathon Programs

Apply to run with ALS TDI here.ALS TDI proudly partners with New York Road Runners (NYRR) to receive bibs for the annual TCS New York City Marathon. Chosen from a pool of applications, ten runners become members of Team ALS TDI. They train for weeks with our Endurance Program Ambassador and Abbott WMM 6 Star Award recipient, Neil Gottlieb.

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ALS Community
Jan 1, 2020 Boston, MA
ALS Community

The ALS Therapy Development Institute's ALS Community groups provide a space for people affected by ALS to come together in new ways. As a community we socialize, compare notes, learn about ALS resources, and share the ways in which ALS impacts our lives.

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Ales for ALS
2020 Across the U.S.
Ales for ALS

Breweries from around the world are invited to join Ales for ALS. Once accepted, participating brewers receive their requested amount of the unique Ales for ALS hop blend, free of charge. This exclusive blend is created and donated annually by Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops. Brewers donate $1 per pint of their brew sold to ALS research at ALS TDI

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ALS Unfiltered
2020 Across the U.S.
ALS Unfiltered

ALS Unfiltered is a series of expert-led presentations and candid conversations on ALS, current drug research, clinical trials, ALS resources and more. Hosted by experts from ALS TDI, ALS Unfiltered sessions are free and take place across the country.

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ALS Warriors
2020 Across the U.S.
ALS Warriors

Warriors of Wall Street: Bartender Challenge is a fast-paced, energetic night of friendly competition to raise funds for ALS research. Teams take turns behind the bar to compete for tips, which will be donated to ALS TDI. The team with the most tips at the end of the evening wins!

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Driving for Life
2020 Across the U.S.
Driving for Life

Driving for Life is one of the longest running fundraising campaigns to support ALS research through the game of golf. Thanks to the support of the golf community, Driving for Life has raised more than $9 million for the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), but we need your help to end ALS.

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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
87 cents of every dollar you raise goes directly to ALS research. We screen more potential treatments than any other ALS research lab.
We Are Relentless
We are dedicated to discovering and developing effective treatments to end ALS. We won't give up until there is a treatment for every person with ALS.