News from the ALS Therapy Development Institute
Volume 20 Issue 7 | July 2019

The Luckiest Man - 80 Year Anniversary

Thursday, July 4, 2019, marks the 80th anniversary since Lou Gehrig's retirement speech. A lot has changed in the past 80 years, but sadly there is still no cure for those living with ALS. We continue our work in his memory, as the man who first brought attention to ALS on a national platform, and for all who have fought, and those who are currently fighting ALS .

“So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.” - Lou Gehrig

What's Your Number? The Importance of Rigorous Research

Much of our work at ALS TDI relies on thorough research and standardized testing in models of ALS. In a paper recently published in Bio-protocol, ALS TDI scientists Valerie Tassinari and Dr. Fernando Vieira detail a procedure to standardize one aspect of how ALS TDI uses the SOD1G93A mouse model. Read more about their work here.

Rebel With A Cause - Ales for ALS

For many of the breweries that participate in Ales for ALS, the cause can be extremely personal. For Pilot Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC, this is no different. Read why Razia Gonzalez and her team brew their Ales for ALS beer and continue to fight back against ALS each and every day, here.


Tri-State Trek 2019 Raises over $700,000 For ALS Research!

Thanks to everyone who rode, crewed and volunteered at, and donated to the Tri-State Trek. Because of your generosity and determination, you helped us raise $741,377 for ALS research at ALS TDI. Don't forget that fundraising continues through October 1, 2019, so there is still time to support your favorite riders and teams on their mission to #EndALS!