While most visits to the doctor lead to a quick diagnosis, the same is not so for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). On average, getting an ALS diagnosis takes 12 months — a long time, considering that on average, ALS patients live for only two to five years after diagnosis. Some might call the process a . . .
Team Momentum is a team of runners who dedicate their miles to help our community raise critical dollars that help MDA fund research breakthroughs and provide families living with muscle disease support and services. During ALS Awareness Month 2019, we are highlighting three Team Momentum runners — Anthony Accorsi, Alicia Martin, and Erin Westphal — . . .
Pat Quinn, co-founder of the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge, has been advocating for ALS awareness, treatments and a cure since his diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2013. In 2017, Pat received the Wings Over Wall Street Spirit Award, given to a person who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to the eradication . . .
John Schwall, chief operating officer and co-founder of IEX, shares a personal connection in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as his mother suffered a six-year battle with the disease and later passed from complications related to ALS in 2008. John became an MDA supporter and has played a major role in the success . . .
From the time of his wife’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis in 2000, Warren Schiffer and his wife, Toni Diamond, dedicated themselves to raising funds to find a cure. The couple founded Wings Over Wall Street and with the support of MDA have been able to host this annual event to raise awareness and money . . .
It’s a hard fact that only three medications have been approved to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in nearly 25 years. Fortunately, research in ALS has exploded in the past decade, and new technologies have enabled the development of gene-targeting therapies such as gene replacement, gene silencing, and gene editing. MDA has always been committed . . .
In 2015, Peter Warlick was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Despite the progression of the disease, Peter continues to be a dedicated father, husband, and American Airlines employee. Peter chose to make a difference for others and the future of ALS. He gathered a team, Warlick’s Warriors, and has raised more than $5 million . . .
In 2018, Sandy Morris, wife and mother of three, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 51. Sandy is a passionate advocate for ALS research who aspires to make ALS a priority on this planet with the help of MDA and I am ALS. She has a powerful support group in . . .
At MDA, we believe in the power of research and the importance of building relationships among families, clinicians, and the scientists making discoveries to advance treatments and therapies. We invite individuals living with a neuromuscular disease, as well as caregivers and loved ones, to attend MDA Engage symposia taking place across the country. MDA Engage . . .
On May 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Ruzurgi (amifampridine) for the treatment of children with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) who are between 6 and 17 years of age. This is the second FDA-approved treatment for LEMS and the first approved treatment for pediatric LEMS patients. Ruzurgi is an oral potassium . . .