ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Although there is not yet a cure or treatment that halts or reverses ALS, scientists are making significant progress in learning more about this disease. Massachussets General Hospital (MGH) has a long history of studying ALS. For example, in 1993 Mass General researchers found the first gene that causes a familial form of the disease.
The lives of people living with ALS can be markedly improved with the right approach and resources. The ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic at Mass General offers expertise in this rare disease to patients, families, and other medical professionals. Much of MGH ALS Clinic's promising work toward finding a cure depends on donations from individuals, whose philanthropic support is critical to patient care and research. Please consider a gift to support ALS research and clinical care today: make a donation to the ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic or consider purchasing an item from the ALS Research Collection The Iron Horse in the Aquanauts Store:
the iron horse
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Gehrig was one of baseball's greatest players, and he earned the nickname "The Iron Horse" for playing in 2130 consecutive games. Those battling ALS demonstrate similar resolve and determination on a daily basis. 100% of proceeds from items purchased from this collection go to support ALS research.