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Augie’s Quest Reports First Subject Successfully Enrolled in AT-1501 Phase 1 Study, a First-of-its-Kind, Promising Treatment for ALS
Posted: November 28, 2018 in Other News

Augie's QuestORANGE COUNTY, CA - The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), the world's foremost nonprofit biotech focused solely on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), in partnership with Anelixis Therapeutics, LLC., and via targeted funding from Augie's Quest to Cure ALS, announced the first human was successfully given a dose of AT-1501, a promising investigative drug to treat the neurodegenerative disease. Not only does this critical step signal the continuation of the phase 1 human safety trial and the first achieved milestone for AT-1501, it is the first time a nonprofit drug discovery center has successfully brought a new molecular entity, this type of experimental treatment for ALS, from inception through to the clinical trial phase. Read More...

The Atlantic Club’s Country Concert for ALS a Huge Success
Posted: May 7, 2018 in Independents

The Atlantic ClubMANASQUAN, N.J. - The Country Concert for ALS at The Atlantic Club in Manasquan on Friday, April 27th proved to be a great success. The event brought together both members and the community to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. A total amount of $7,500 was raised for the ALS Therapy Development Institute, in an effort to get AT-1501, the most promising drug to date in the treatment of ALS, into human trials this year. Read More...

Join the Augie’s Quest MYZONE Challenge Today
Posted: April 3, 2018 in Other News

Augie's QuestMANASQUAN, N.J. - The Augie’s Quest MYZONE Challenge, to be held May 1 - June 17, has just reached 100 clubs. But, the initiative needs more as we raise the funds to get AT-1501 into Human trials for all those living with ALS! The Challenge is simple, and there is no charge to your clubs. Here is a step-by-step guide to join today... Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Raises More Than $4 Million to Find a Cure for ALS; Boosts This Year’s Bash for Augie’s Quest to Over $6 Million Raised
Posted: March 26, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - For the second time in two years, Orangetheory Fitness, one of the world's fastest-growing fitness franchise brands, has raised record-breaking dollars to change the future for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In just three weeks, the company's 875 studios in the United States and Canada raised $4,010,818 for Augie's Quest, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for ALS. The donation, presented in San Diego, Calif., on Friday, March 26, was the largest single-year donation in the foundation's 13-year history. Read More...

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for ALS Clinical Trials
Posted: February 16, 2018 in Other News

ALS Therapy Development InstituteCAMBRIDGE, MA - This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance for those developing potential treatments for ALS. This document is part of an effort by the FDA to make drug developers and others aware of how they think clinical trials in ALS should be run. This is the first time the FDA has issued a guidance for industry on ALS clinical trials. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Members Ready to Work Out for a Cause
Posted: February 12, 2018 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory members across the United States and Canada are aiming to raise over $2 million for Augie's Quest to cure ALS, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This comes just one year after Orangetheory more than doubled their 2017 fundraising goal, raising over $2.085 million in just two weeks. Funds from the 2018 campaign will help move a promising drug for ALS into human clinical trials. Read More...

With Heartfelt Thanks From Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS
Posted: December 22, 2017 in Other News

Augie's QuestA Message From Augie and Lynne Nieto: In many ways, Lynne and I have been lucky in this disease. It’s why we started Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS nearly 13 years ago, making a conscious decision to go after ALS with everything we’ve got – and encouraging all of you to join us on this crazy, but life-changing ride! We’re so thankful to each one of you for joining our quest. It’s been worth the journey, hasn’t it? Because of you, today, we’re in the nonprofit business of funding innovative research, building effective treatments and fast-tracking drugs through the ALS Therapy Development Institute – all to ultimately find a cure for ALS. Read More...

FDA Approves Radicava (Edaravone) as Treatment for ALS
Posted: May 5, 2017 in Other News

ALS Therapy Development InstituteCAMBRIDGE, MA - The Food and Drug Administration announced it has granted approval to MT Pharma America to begin marketing Edaravone as a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The approval of Edaravone marks the first new treatment to be approved for ALS in the United States since Rilutek (Riluzole) was approved in 1995. Read More...

Fitness Industry Celebrates Record-Breaking Fundraising Year During IHRSA’s 12th Annual BASH for Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS
Posted: March 15, 2017 in Other News

Augie's QuestLOS ANGELES, CA - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease affecting far too many people and families. It steals people’s muscles and robs them of every benefit exercise provides. That’s why for more than a decade, the fitness industry has refused to accept that fate, rallying hundreds of companies, countless professionals, staff, studio and club members and local communities to take on this disease and unifying cause. Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is the challenge the fitness industry dared to accept, raising a record-breaking $3.5 million in the last year alone and more than $45 million total since its inception, as announced and celebrated during the recent International Health, Racquet and Sports Association’s (IHRSA) International Tradeshow and Convention and its BASH for Augie in Los Angeles. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness More Than Doubles Donation Goal To Help Find A Cure For ALS
Posted: March 13, 2017 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessBOCA RATON, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, the scientifically backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced it raised more than $2 million in two weeks for Augie's Quest, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease. Orangetheory Fitness more than doubled its original goal of raising $1 million thanks to the support of its franchisees, coaches, studio staff and more than 430,000 members nationwide. The company's first national fundraiser, named the #IBurnForALS campaign, took place from February 20 to March 5. Read More...

LA Fitness Hosts Fundraiser, Action For ALS, To Help Find A Cure For Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Posted: February 28, 2017 in Chains

LA FitnessIRVINE, CA - In support of Augie's Quest, LA Fitness hosted its seventh annual in-club event, Action for ALS, across the company's over 690 locations on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Augie's Quest is a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). LA Fitness donated 100% of the proceeds from the event to Augie's Quest, which directly funds the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Read More...

ClubCorp Charity Classic Raises Record-Breaking $3,053,312
Posted: February 15, 2017 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private Clubs DALLAS, TX - ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs (NYSE:MYCC) – announced that, through its Charity Classic events, the company raised $3,053,312 in 2016, breaking its previous all-time fundraising record set in 2015. The Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major philanthropic effort benefiting over 100 national and local charitable organizations, Augie’s Quest/ALS Therapy Development Institute and ClubCorp’s E.P.C.F., has now raised more than $20.3 million since its inception in 2007. Read More...

Orangetheory Fitness Begins Quest to Raise $1 Million in Two Weeks to Find a Cure for ALS
Posted: February 15, 2017 in Chains

Orangetheory FitnessFORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Orangetheory Fitness, the scientifically backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced it has partnered with Augie's Quest, a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease, with the goal of raising $1 million in two weeks. The company's first national fundraiser, named the #IBurnForALS campaign, will take place from February 20 to March 5. During the 2-week period, more than 570 Orangetheory Fitness studios around the country will encourage members to donate money to support Orangetheory's quest to reach $1 million. All money raised will be donated to Augie's Quest in support of ALS research. Read More...

You’re Invited to the 12th Annual Bash for Augie’s Quest
Posted: January 3, 2017 in Other News

Augie's QuestLOS ANGELES, CA - You are invited to the 12th Annual Bash for Augie's Quest, to be held on March 10, 2017 at the JW Marriott during IHRSA 2017. Augie's Quest is an aggressive, cure driven effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS. All funds raised benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world's largest ALS-dedicated drug development organization. Read More...

Doug Miller’s Sales Makers Returns to the Middle East for 9th Year
Posted: October 26, 2016 in Other News

Augie's QuestKUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT - Doug Miller has announced that his Sales Makers International Roadshow will be returning to the Middle East on December 8, 2016 for the 9th consecutive year. The event will be hosted by the Al Corniche Club in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Read More...

12th Annual Leadership Summit Focuses on Precision Medicine Potential in ALS
Posted: October 11, 2016 in Other News

ALS Therapy Development InstituteCAMBRIDGE, MA – The ALS Therapy Development Institute announced the schedule of its 12th Annual Leadership Summit, to be held October 28, 2016 at MassBio in Cambridge, MA. The event is free and open to the public and will feature in-depth looks at the Institute’s lead candidate program, AT-1501, a panel discussion with participants in its Precision Medicine Program and a community-nominated presentation of Leadership Awards. Read More...

LA Fitness Hosts Special Event Called “Action for ALS” to Help Find Cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Posted: February 24, 2016 in Chains

LA FitnessIRVINE, CA - In support of Augie's Quest, LA Fitness announced that it will host an in-club event called Action for ALS at more than 650 of the company's club locations on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Augie's Quest is a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). LA Fitness has donated to Augie's Quest for several years, and this year's fundraiser marks the sixth in-club event the company has held in support of this worthy cause. Read More...

Another Record-Breaking Year for ClubCorp Charity Classic With More Than $2.8 Million Raised
Posted: February 15, 2016 in Chains

ClubCorp - The World Leader In Private ClubsDALLAS, TX - ClubCorp -- The World Leader in Private Clubs (NYSE: MYCC) -- announced it raised more than $2.8 million in 2015 through its Charity Classic events, breaking its previous all-time fundraising record set in 2014. The Charity Classic, ClubCorp's major philanthropic effort, has now raised more than $17.3 million since its inception in 2007. Read More...

200th Participant Enrolled in Precision Medicine Program for ALS
Posted: September 8, 2015 in Other News

ALS Therapy Development InstituteCAMBRIDGE, MA – The ALS Therapy Development Institute announced that it has enrolled the 200th participant in its Precision Medicine Program (PMP). This program is the first of its kind to be created for ALS and includes multiple aspects unique to the field of precision medicine specifically aimed to discover and develop treatments for ALS. This milestone meets two-thirds of the program’s goal for enrollment of 300 participants, which was made possible by the donations received from the 2014 social media phenomenon, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Read More...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Gives Patients Hope
Posted: July 29, 2015 in Other News

Augie Nieto Takes The ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeCORONA DEL MAR, CA - During the summer of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over social media and brought ALS to the forefront of people’s minds, Facebook walls and Twitter feeds across the globe. It also raised a significant amount of funds, including more than $4 million, which was donated by individuals, foundations and corporations to the ALS Therapy Development Institute. This year, the campaign is back in full force with an official launch set for August 1, 2015. Read More...

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