The ALS Run for Life 5K has raised $86,000 in five years, but researchers need much more to find the cause and ultimately the cure for ALS.
This event was founded to honor our friend, who was a triathlete, and was the only person with ALS to finish an Ironman triathlon. We host the event each year in tribute to PALS, their families and caregivers, and the researchers who one day will discover a cure.
All proceeds from the ALS Run for Life 5K benefit the Emory ALS Center. The Emory ALS Center is actively engaged in research ranging from basic enquiries into the causes of ALS to clinical trials of new drugs in people with ALS. The research laboratories are located within the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Scientists at the Emory ALS Center are also active research participants in the efforts of the Packard Center for ALS Research to provide the most innovative research into the causes of ALS.
Click here for the Cure for ALS website. Cure for ALS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to host fundraising events, and support advocacy and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), to advance medical research that will discover a cure.
We also have another race in the ALS 5K Series! The ALS Run for Jeremy takes place in October. Save the date for the 2011 ALS Run for Jeremy — Saturday, October 6, 2012.