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2014-09-04 08:29:45

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By now, most people are familiar with the ALS ice bucket challenge that is sweeping the globe. But, what about the champagne challenge? This ALS fundraiser involves a partnership between the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and Tendil & Lombardi Champagne. Prior to the countless Facebook videos of people dousing themselves with ice water, people and families living with ALS in the Philadelphia area were also using ice...

2014-09-03 23:07:25

iCare Financial and Project Main Street are working together to help ease the financial burden on victims with the terminal disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease). For each consumer plan processed through the iCare Financial Program, iCare will donate $1 towards Project Main Street’s mission. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 In their newest campaign, iCare Financial and Project Main Street are working together to help ease the...

2014-09-03 23:03:30

Atlanta-based automotive marketing firm Force Marketing will field a team in the upcoming Walk to Defeat ALS in Atlanta, taking place on Saturday, September 13 to benefit the ALS Association Georgia Chapter. ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Force Marketing, a leading provider of automotive marketing services to auto dealers and Tier II organizations across North America, will be participating in the upcoming Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS to contribute to the fight against...

2014-08-30 23:00:13

General Managers and Staff From Various Jim Ellis Dealerships Gather Together to Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Challenge Others to Do the Same Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Atlanta based automotive group Jim Ellis Automotive joined forces across their dealerships to help raise money and awareness for ALS by participating in the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. General Managers, staff, and even Vice President Jimmy Ellis all participated in the challenge which was captured...

2014-08-29 23:09:18

Every Month Hands-On Physical Therapy Raises Money for an Important Cause: In September this Cause will be ALS Research and Awareness Astoria, New York, (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ALS, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a degenerative condition that damages the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. As the disease progresses more and more of the nerve cells controlling movement are harmed, which causes the sufferer to lose control of their motor functions....

crohns research
2014-08-28 03:00:17

Jen Middleton, University of Edinburgh Genetic changes that occur in patients with the bowel condition Crohn's disease could hold clues to fighting the illness. Scientists have identified chemical changes in the DNA of patients with Crohn's disease that could help to screen people for the disease. These changes can be detected in blood samples, opening the door to a simple test for Crohn's disease. The findings also offer clues to how the condition develops and reveal possible...

2014-08-27 23:13:15

Qualicare Family Homecare announces an important new resource for families who are dealing with the diagnosis of ALS for a loved one. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ALS Insights is a dedicated website created by Qualicare to provide information, optimism and comfort. It features a series of compelling interviews with people who have been directly impacted by ALS. They share their insights, in searing honesty, about issues such as acceptance vs. denial of the diagnosis, the...

2014-08-26 23:01:08

Judi Hubbard has cared for numerous ALS patients in her career as a physical therapist and now it will be a labor of love for her husband Tom, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. Their Ice Bucket Challenge video inspired ACC to make a $2,500 donation to the ALS Association in support of the Inland Empire Walk to Defeat ALS. Orange County, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 American Career College faculty member Judi Hubbard, MSPT has enjoyed a successful career as a physical...

2014-08-26 16:27:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of Tuesday, August 26, The ALS Association has received $88.5 million in donations compared to $2.6 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 26). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.9 million new donors to The Association, which is incredibly grateful for this tremendous outpouring of support. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's...

2014-08-25 16:26:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new level of awareness of ALS from the "Ice Bucket Challenge" should be directed at improving the quality of life for patients as well as finding a cure. Congress, however, has gone in the opposite direction, with incredibly cruel repercussions. "I'm using ModelTalker voice synthesizer for musical purposes," said Abramson. The intended use of the program is to allow patients with children to grow up hearing their natural...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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