Since it was first identified more than 145 years ago, ALS has continued to perplex doctors and scientists. There is still no known cause, no effective treatment and no cure.
Over the past several years, however, researchers have begun making great strides toward unlocking this elusive killer. Most recently, in fact, research seems to indicate that ALS is not a single disease, but one that comes in many forms. Further, many believe that up to 90% of ALS patients are suffering from the same form of ALS. Which gives researchers a target to aim for and a new path to explore in clinical trials.
It also gives us something else — real optimism that we’re on the verge of a cure. And that means it’s more important than ever to continue funding research, through donations from as many sources as possible. So, we ask that you consider a donation to ALSA Wisconsin Chapter on Giving Tuesday (December 1st). When there’s a chance that your money could help save 90% of ALS patients, it’s far more than just a shot in the dark.