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2014-09-11 23:01:54

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was very successful at raising both awareness and funds, but with the cold weather around the corner, supporters are encouraged to continue to help by shopping online through an innovative fundraising website, ShopandShare.ca. And, the ALS Society of Alberta happens to also be their Featured Non-Profit for September. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The ALS Society has been a hot topic in the news and on social media sites lately, thanks to their...

2014-08-22 23:05:25

The Allegheny Health ALS program is western Pennsylvania’s first to achieve ALS Association recognition for high quality care. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The ALS Association, along with its Western Pennsylvania Chapter, has designated the ALS Center at Allegheny Health Network as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence. The Center, based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), is the only ALS treatment program in western Pennsylvania recognized by the ALS Association for...

2014-08-19 12:29:12

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Around the country, Canadians have embraced the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, raising an unprecedented awareness for the terminal disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and opening their wallets donating over $200,000 to the national non-profit organization ALS Canada and the ALS Provincial Societies. As more donations continue to come in across Canada, the organization has raised the fundraising goal to ask Canadians to make their Ice Bucket...

2014-08-13 12:28:49

Donations Exceed Expectations with $5.7 Million since July 29 WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally "soaked" the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over her or his head and has challenged others do the same or to make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO Between July 29 and...

2014-08-11 12:28:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association announced today that it has awarded 21 new research grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to find treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The grants were awarded to scientists from laboratories located in nine different states in the United States as well as from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO...

2014-04-29 12:33:11

Patients respond to ALS diagnosis by forming for-profit investment fund targeting a marketable cure for their disease AMSTERDAM, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 19th 2014, the founders of the fund will organise an ALS investors day, where they will reveal the blueprint of a revolutionary approach to find a marketable cure. The ALS investment fund will operate within an ecosystem that includes all necessary ingredients to bring a cure to patients, from a financial but also...

2014-04-27 20:20:56

DUBLIN, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drugs Market to grow at a CAGR of 5.39 percent...

2014-04-25 16:22:41

Nationwide fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-five years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports' most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he died less than two years later at the age of 37. Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou...

2014-03-06 23:00:58

Unforgettable entertainment provided by popular rock band Smash Mouth at superhero-themed event. San Diego (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Guests attending the 9th annual BASH for Augie’s Quest on Friday, March 14 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina will use their “super powers” to raise funds to help speed lifesaving research seeking treatments and a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The 2014 superhero-themed BASH, presented by the...

2014-01-16 12:31:54

New Center Expected to Attract Patients around the Nation PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have announced the opening of a new groundbreaking center expected to bring Arizona to the forefront of research and medical treatment for one of the world's most devastating and debilitating diseases - ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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