June News From ALS TDI

Volume 21 Issue 6 | June 2020


More Scientists are Safely Returning to the Lab!

The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI)’s Chief Scientific Officer Fernando Vieira, M.D., talks about how we are now allowing more scientists to enter the lab in accordance with Massachusetts' Phase 1 reopening guidelines.
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ALS Town Hall: Genetics of ALS

On June 11 at 2pm ET, attend ALS TDI's first-ever ALS Town Hall to engage in a virtual community discussion. In this inaugural Town Hall, Dr. Katherine Nicholson (shown right) will join us to lead a discussion around genetic mutations relevant to ALS.

Register to attend here.


My-State Trek 2020

As we prepare for our socially distant ride, we’re talking to some longtime riders about how they’re approaching the virtual My-State Trek. Today we’re joined by Aubrey Riccardi Wickersham, a member of Team MacaRena and the Rina Coladas, who will be (virtually) riding in her third Trek this year.

Read their stories here.


Shave for ALS

As a part of the Dare Me to End ALS Challenge, ALS TDI's fearless leaders, COO, Bashar Al-Nakhala, and CSO, Fernando Vieira, are fighting for your vote to shave the other's head.

Vote here to determine who shaves their head.


Facebook Fundraisers To Hit $1 Million Dollars

Since 2016, hundreds of people have created Facebook Birthday Fundraisers to benefit ALS TDI in support and honor of ones they love. Collectively, these fundraisers have raised over $957,000 for ALS research to date. Will June be the month we hit $1 million dollars through Facebook Fundraisers? 

Raise money for research through Facebook Birthday Fundraisers.


A Successful ALS Awareness Month

Thank you to everyone who participated in ALS Awareness Month doing everything from Gamers vs ALS to sharing posts every day. Even though the month is over, you can help us continue to spread the word about ALS and the research happening at ALS TDI year round.

Help spread awareness.


Continuing to Move Research Forward

Since March, a handful of scientists and researchers, including Josh and Andy, have been going into the ALS TDI lab, while observing strict precautions, to continue experiments that are critical to our mission. 

Learn about their ongoing work.


New Endpoints Podcast Episodes

You can listen to all of the Endpoints Podcast episodes here.

ALS is not incurable. It is underfunded.