May News From ALS TDI

Volume 21 Issue 5 | May 2020


May is ALS Awareness Month

May is ALS Awareness Month and this year we have new ways for you to help the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDIspread awareness and #EndALS, all while staying at home. Now, more than ever, we need our community to come together, share stories, and educate others about the need for ALS treatments.
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#GivingTuesdayNow is May 5th!

May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of generosity and unity and a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need for funding at nonprofits caused by COVID-19.

Learn more here.


Join our New "Gamers vs. ALS" Event

For ALS Awareness Month, we are hosting a special "Gamers vs. ALS" event from May 3 – 9, and we want you to participate! Whether you’re an experienced streamer or a beginning gamer, you can sign up today and support ALS research from home!

Join Gamers vs. ALS here.


Purchase an Ales for ALS™ Brew

Things may be different, but one thing has not changed amongst the chaos of COVID-19: our love of beer! Many breweries participating in our Ales for ALSprogram are canning their beers or giving the options to take it home in a growler or crowler!

Find a brewery near you.


A Message From Our Chief Scientific Officer

"Many of you have had questions about whether the ALS TDI science team will be able to continue our research amidst the COVID-19 pandemic." ALS TDI CSO, Fernando Vieira, M.D., talks about our team's continued commitment to ending ALS, even during these challenging times.

Read his full statement here.

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Give Through Donor Advised Funds

Now is a great time to give through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). A Donor-Advised Fund allows you to combine favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities and causes, like ALS research. 

Learn more about DAF's here.


Participate in the 2020 "My-State Trek"

Check out the newly revamped TriMy-State Trek! The My-State Trek offers you an opportunity to ride, or run, or walk "with" us, wherever you are and raise vital funds for ALS research. Learn more about the virtual format and new participation options.

Learn more here.


Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, many regular fundraising programs are being rescheduled or canceled, but research still has to move forward. Learn how you can help fund ALS research from home.

Read more here.

ALS is not incurable. It is underfunded.