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  • Register today for the 2019 Fiesta5K!
    Start a team, join a team or just sign-up to run. You can make a difference to those that battle ALS!
  • End of an era at the Packard Center
    Long-time Packard Administrative Director Kathy Davis announces her retirement after 18 years.
  • College fraternity raises $10K for ALS research
    Brothers from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Washington College recently presented the Packard Center with proceeds from the annual crab feast fundraiser.
  • Game Changer gala raises $3.3 million to benefit Answer ALS and Team Gleason
    Celebrities, musicians, researchers and patients joined forces to help empower people living with ALS while working to end the disease.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as called Lou Gehrig's, disease is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.  The average life span from diagnosis is two to five years.  There is no cure.

Understanding ALS

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