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A breakdown in protein metabolism, leading to the accumulation of misfolded proteins, is a hallmark of ALS, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Two recent papers published by
Project ALS champion Carol Kleiner who through Carol’s Crew has raised more than $150k for Project ALS
Named for former Project ALS board member, leader, and inspiration, the Tom Kirchhoff Family Post-Doctoral Fellowships at Project ALS are given to promising young scientists already making a
On Wednesday, October 28, Project ALS hosted its 17th annual “Tomorrow is Tonight” event at Cipriani in NY, netting over $1 million for research. Donors and celebrity supporters participated in a
This fall, Project ALS added four eminent scientists to its outstanding Research Advisory Board. Their resumes are impeccable and their achievements make us nervous to share a room with them (see
Project ALS is pleased to welcome four pre-eminent scientists to its Research Advisory Board. Since inception, the Project ALS Research Advisory Board has led an aggressive, effective offensive
I am so proud to be a member of the Project A.L.S. family. I met the Estess sisters in 2001 and in 2002 became a board member. I had never heard of this disease until I met them and I
This past October, A Giving Spirit Foundation, a Davidson, North Carolina-based charity, sent five members of their newly-formed Teen Council (along with an advisor and parents) to New York to
Months before my husband Tomy and I got married in 2006, my mother, Patricia, started to ever-so-slightly slur her speech at random times. At first, she thought it was due to stress, which at the
Our Mom, Carol Ann Paul, was diagnosed with ALS on September 25, 2012. Her diagnosis came after roughly three years of watching her decline without explanation. It started with numbness in her
The Aurora, IL community continues to remember both Dr. Eric McLaren and his passion for Project A.L.S. Eric lost his battle with ALS this past summer, and we miss him very much. Pat
I was a young, athletic 28 year old who just finished winning a softball tournament. Everything should have been great, but it wasn’t. The very next day I noticed my arm twitching. This twitching
I have a very personal connection to Lou Gehrig’s disease: my fabulous sister Judy had it, and died ten years ago. During her illness, I was fortunate to get to know the tireless and brilliant
We know the devastation of ALS first hand. Our sister, Jenifer Estess, was diagnosed with ALS, seemingly out of nowhere, at age 35. We started Project A.L.S. together, as a family, with
Carol’s Crew, a group founded by Philadelphia area rower Carol Kleiner to raise funds and awareness for Project A.L.S. research, is
The Don't Talk-a-Thon is on Sunday, and today we want to thank someone very special: Avery Niedrowski, who planted the seed for this event
The Shutdown is less than a week away: this Sunday, May 18th, Project A.L.S. supporters across the country will take a three hour vow of
Dear friend of Project A.L.S.,
On Sunday, May 18, we’re going to stop talking for a cause that’s important to us. Please join us for…The Shutdown.
The Shutdown is a day of action: we’
There is something special about being part of the Philadelphia rowing community. It is a neighborhood in a sense, spanning miles of the Schuylkill River, from the iconic Boathouse Row to
When I started in the MD/PhD program at Columbia, I knew two things: that I wanted to study the brain and that I wanted my research to (one day) make a difference for patients. I knew that to
Peter Gusmano’s “A Flickering Light” is the sweet celebration of the electric guitar. The record delivers clear and beautiful melodies on a silver platter. Peter’s love for the instrument is
Humble. Caring. Strong.
Have you ever had someone in your life that wasn’t concerned with material possessions? Someone that was more concerned about others than themselves? A person
While competing on Rachael Vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off for Project A.L.S., Judy Gold stole the show with her wit, humor…and family recipe for Pugochle cookies. Now, she’s
In 2011, 9-year-old Avery Niedrowski took a vow of silence in memory of her grandfather, who lost the ability to speak to bulbar ALS.
In 2014, Project A.L.S. invites you to join Avery for
My dad, George Vasiloff, was diagnosed with ALS in September 2013. Like all families, we were devastated to learn of this terrible news. My dad handled it with grace and strength, which would
Do you want to donate to Project A.L.S. this holiday season, but also have an extensive gift list to purchase? Goodshop is an easy way to take care of both! With Goodshop, up to 20% of your
We are grateful to Virginia Cascarilla, mother of Project A.L.S. board member Chad Cascarilla, for creating the 2013 Project A.L.S. holiday card. This card, featuring an archival reproduction of a
At Project A.L.S., we pride ourselves on directing 90% of every dollar raised to our research programs. In addition to funding these programs, Project A.L.S. is involved in every step along the
My first cooking memory was one Thanksgiving when I was about six. My mother handed me a lump of dough to keep me quiet, and the next thing she knew I had rolled out three pie crusts, crimped
I am so proud to be a member of the Project A.L.S. family. I met the Estess sisters in 2001 and in 2002 became a board member. I had never heard of this disease until I met them and I watched
I’m Erin Fleming, the associate director at Project A.L.S., and I am a member of Team Project A.L.S. for the ING New York City Marathon this year.
I am honored to join
Welcome to the Project A.L.S. blog. We are excited to use this space to share the stories behind the Project A.L.S. family and to introduce you to the researchers, supporters, friends, patients,
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