Because of you, in 2021, we made amazing strides in ALS research, care, and education. We’ve been able to expand our reach and our support to people living with ALS and their families. Your generous donations are making a profound impact not only in the lives of those living with ALS and their families, but in ALS research and clinical trials. We are so grateful!
In 2021, together, we hit new and important milestones:
The Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine launched its new Research Pilot Grant Program, awarding the most promising early-stage ALS research projects to a broad group of seven scientists and increasing its commitment to research by 16% over 2021!
The Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine offered 15 clinical trials and research studies this year, including the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial.
We created the first-of-its-kind, My ALS Decision Tool™ and six new information guides in collaboration with people living with ALS, caregivers, advocates, researchers, and clinicians at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at Northwestern Medicine.
Our experienced Support Services team of nurses and social workers more than doubled its personalized visits over the same time last year, providing essential assistance to people and families living with ALS.
Our monthly ALS Learning Series webinars have over 3,000 views since its launch a year ago!
Participation in our Support Groups nearly doubled, providing people living with ALS and their families the ease of virtual delivery and new bereavement and caregiver support groups.
Every day, we partner with people impacted by ALS to improve their quality of life and that of their families. We are here for you. We are here with you. Together we continue our collective work in pursuit of a world free of ALS. Thank you!