Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ALS Association meets with 33 Variations

 Two representatives from the National Executive Staff of the ALS Association met with the cast of 33 Variations on April 14 to discuss Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), current clinical maintenance of the disease and research for future treatment protocols, and resources for ALS patients and their families. Pictured with the cast, Joanna Henry (Director), and Margaret Evans-Joyce (President, LTA) are Michelle Powers Keegan, Chief Development Officer, and Lance Slaughter, Chief Chapter Relations Officer.   ALS was first described in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn't until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. For more information on ALS and the ALS Association, please reference the web site  LTA would like to thank Michelle and Lance for helping to lead the way for ALS awareness.


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