Drivers in the state of Indiana now have a new opportunity to support critical research to find effective treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and to let everyone they pass know they’re part of the movement to End ALS. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles recently unveiled a new specialty plate in support of ALS Research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).
Corey Polen, a person living with ALS in Brownsburg, Indiana, collected nearly 1,500 signatures to support the application of this ALS TDI specialty plate so he could raise awareness across the state.
"Many things baffled me after I was told I was going to die at the age of 40,” he says. “At the top of that list was the lack of effective treatments, as well as the lack of awareness Hoosiers have about ALS. These plates will have a cascading impact with not only the exposure across the state and nation but also by developing a treatment for ALS."
The specialty license plates, which feature ALS TDI’s logo and the phrase “End ALS,” are available for passenger car, recreational vehicle (RV), motor cycle, or truck under 11,000 pounds. The plate can be ordered on the Indiana BMV’s website or in person at any BMV branch. Any Funds collected from purchasing this specialty plate will go toward the ALS research in the lab at ALS TDI.
To learn more about ALS TDI’s research to end ALS, click here. To purchase an Indiana ALS TDI specialty license plate, click here.