News from the ALS Therapy Development Institute
Volume 19 Issue 7 | July 16, 2018
“I have been living with ALS for four years, but ALS doesn’t stop me from participating in the Trek. This year, I rode the last 9 miles on my trike. Crossing the finish line to hundreds of screaming supporters evoked a feeling I won’t soon forget.”  – Andrea Peet

We're Not There Yet

Recently, hundreds of people rode bikes as part of the Tri-State Trek 270-mile ride to end ALS! This included many people with ALS riding the last nine miles, including Andrea, Bobby Forster, Lisa Cherno and Andrew Niblock. This year's Trek has raised over $650K, and while this is quite the accomplishment, ALS TDI has a lot of work to do to reach its goal of $1 million. To help us reach that goal, click here to donate.

ALS and the Art of Communication

This summer, ALS TDI welcomes intern Betsy Macdonnell to the Communications team, and she's doing great work! She wrote this piece about her grandmother, whom she lost to ALS in 2013. Read more about their journey with ALS here

Ales for ALS 2018

In 2018, the sixth season of Ales for ALS, the program has distributed more hops than ever before, thanks to Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops. This means we have more brewers fighting ALS than ever before! To find a participating brewery near you, click here.

Midyear ALS Research Review

On June 13, 2018, Dr. Steve Perrin hosted a midyear ALS research review webinar. This session specifically outlined what we think people should be on the lookout for in 2018, including where we stand with Masitinib, CopperATSM, NP001, NurOwn, AT-1501, and other potential treatments. Watch the webinar here