|May 2, 2018|
*Join us to Celebrate the New Location and ALS Nevada Chapter Becoming 39th to the ALS National Association*
Wednesday, May 2nd at 4:00 pm
3191 E. Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120
ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
In the summer of 2014, millions of people started talking about ALS. Keep the conversation going to increase understanding of the disease.
Vision: Create a world without ALS
Mission: To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Core Values: COMPASSION – INTEGRITY – URGENCY