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ALS Association
New Biomarker Initiative Shows Continued Success of Research Program
Research supported by The ALS Association, through a $1.4 million grant, has grown into a $15 million program to identify biomarkers – things in the body like heart rate or fluid levels that can be measured in order to diagnose and track progression of a disease. Currently there are no biomarkers for ALS, making it a critical, unmet need in the field.
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Massachusetts Chapter
From the Desk of the Executive Director: January 2021
John Hedstrom, Executive Director of The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter, greets the Massachusetts ALS community with a Happy New Year and robust plans for the Chapter at the start of 2021.
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ALS Association
Going the Extra Mile to Fight ALS
After watching his Aunt Christie battle ALS for more than nine years, twenty-one-year-old Ryan Wilson was determined to find a way to honor her fight and make a difference for the ALS community. So, he decided to ride his bike from Poughkeepsie, NY to Miami, FL to help raise awareness and funds for ALS research.
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ALS Association
The Michelsen Family and Living with ALS
Six months after their wedding, Jonathan began noticing unusual weakness in his right hand which persisted, and then seemed to inexplicably spread into his right leg. Because of his medical education, he suspected ALS.
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ALS Association
Biogen Shares Latest Updates on ALS Clinical Trials
Despite the many challenges caused by COVID-19 this past year, ALS research made strides toward finding effective treatments for ALS. As 2020 winds down, we wanted to share an update from our partners at Biogen on some of their ongoing research projects.
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ALS Association
The Stevens: One Family’s Journey Living With ALS
We recently spoke with George Stevens – husband, father, grandfather, and a person living with ALS. George and his family live in Maine and have been very involved with The ALS Association Northern New England Chapter. Here is what George had to say about his journey with ALS in his own words.
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ALS Association
My Family’s Journey with ALS
Our family’s journey with ALS was no doubt the saddest and hardest thing we ever encountered. But we managed to stay strong through it, and the entire experience brought us all even closer together. In the end, it became the most special and magical journey our family ever had together.
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ALS Association
The O’Briens: One Family’s Journey Living With ALS
We recently spoke with Hugh O’Brien – husband, father, grandfather, and a person living with ALS. Hugh and his family live in Pennsylvania and have been very involved with The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter. Here is what Hugh had to say about his journey with ALS in his own words.
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Florida Chapter
"A Big Supporting Cast" - Team Tomo's Disney Marathon
David Tomasso and his family are raising money for The ALS Association Florida Chapter while running the virtual Disney Marathon! To support his efforts, go to TeamTomo-FL.com to make a donation. In the words of Jerry (living with ALS), let's make that $26,200 for everybody fighting ALS, a terrible, terrible disease.
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ALS Association
ALS Advocacy Pays Off With Enormous Win Ending SSDI Waiting Period
The ALS community earned a hard-fought victory this week with passage of the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act, ending the five-month waiting period for people with to start receiving their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
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ALS Association
The Poiriers: One Family’s Journey Living With ALS
We recently spoke with Kathleen Poirier - wife, mother, and a person living with ALS. Kathleen and her family live in Florida and have been very involved with The ALS Association Florida Chapter. Here is what Kathleen had to say about her family’s journey with ALS in her own words.
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ALS Association
Senate Vote Shifts Fight to End SSDI Waiting Period to House
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – a huge success that would not have been possible without the tireless advocacy of ALS advocates across the country. Thank you for every action you took to make this vote a reality!
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ALS Association
Kellie-Anne Poirier and One Man’s ALS Legacy
For the most part, high school senior Kellie-Anne Poirier was like any other kid growing up - going to school, enjoying time with her friends, and traveling around the world with her family. That was all true until ALS came crashing into her life.
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