ALSN Vol. 17, No. 2

Profiles of people with ALS, interactive online features and local events across the country are part of MDA’s ALS Awareness Month activities

Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 - 09:43, By: ALSN Staff
National ALS Awareness Month in May is a time when MDA seeks to increase the American public's knowledge about ALS and heighten awareness of the urgent need for treatments. This is accomplished through a mix of local and national efforts designed to educate and "put a face" on ALS. Local events...

MDA Art Collection celebrates 20th year

Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 - 09:42, By: Richard Senti
Commemorating its 20th year of exhibiting the works of artists with neuromuscular disease, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection continues to demonstrate that physical disability is no barrier to creativity.

An MDA online feature captures stories from the families and friends of people with ALS

Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 - 09:42, By: ALSN Staff
ALS doesn’t just affect the person with the disease — it has a profound impact on those who care about that person, too. On MDA’s website during May, an interactive feature, "ALS: It's My Story, Too," provides an outlet for spouses and partners, children, friends, relatives and co-workers to...
Posted on Monday, April 9, 2012 - 09:41, By: Amy Madsen
Preventing, halting or reversing motor neuron damage is a primary goal of ALS research. But new ways of thinking about the disease are guiding scientists down different roads to that destination. MDA has awarded six new grants totaling $2 million to ALS researchers investigating some of these new...