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The average ALS patient will live between two to five years from their diagnosis.  Through your tax-deductible ALS donation, the researchers at the Packard Center are working to improve the quality of patients' lives and striving toward a cure.

Research into ALS, a disease where subtle things go awry at the gene or cell level, requires a great deal in the way of sophisticated technology and unusually skilled scientists. Donations through your ALS fundraising efforts, events, ALS memorial gifts and planned giving are essential to supporting accelerated ALS research being undertaken in labs all around the world. ALS research is extremely costly and government and corporate support of ALS is limited. Your generosity helps bring us closer to a cure.

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To Make a Gift to the Robert Packard Center

Making a gift to the Robert Packard Center ensures that our research will continue. AS we are based solely on philantropic donations, your gift is vital to our success. Donations can be made online or via direct mail.

Checks may made payable to: Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins

They can be mailed to: 
Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
c/c Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
550 N. Broadway, Suite 731
Baltimore, MD 21205
Attn: Kristen Ruth


For donation-related questions, please contact Kristen Ruth at 443-287-7877 or via email.

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Johns Hopkins University
Neurologist Charlotte Sumner has a long history of studying neuromuscular disorders. In particular, she has focused her attention on caring for patients with inherited motor neuron and peripheral nerve disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Her work on the molecular pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy and the development of therapeutics may provide important clues for those with ALS.