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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...

Augie Nieto to Receive Club Industry’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Posted: May 27, 2015 in Other News

Augie and Lynne NietoCLUBINDUSTRY.COM - Augie Nieto will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Club Industry on October 8 at the Club Industry Show in Chicago. Nieto created the Lifecycle and co-founded Life Fitness, a company he ran for 25 years. He is now chairman of Octane Fitness, serves as an operating advisor to private equity firm North Castle Partners, and is on the board of Curves and Jenny Craig. Club Industry will honor him for his work in the fitness industry but also for his work outside of it, which has brought together the fitness industry. Read More...

Vida Fitness’ Penthouse Pool Club and Lounge At The Yards To Host ALS Silent Auction on May 29
Posted: May 12, 2015 in Chains

Vida FitnessWashington, DC – Raise the rooftop for a great cause! Join VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards for an upscale rooftop and poolside evening on Friday, May 29 to raise funds for ALS. The social and networking event will include a silent auction to benefit Augie’s Quest, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding a cure for Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS). Read More...

100th Patient Enrolled in World’s First Precision Medicine Program for ALS
Posted: April 14, 2015 in Other News

ALS Therapy Development InstituteCAMBRIDGE, MA – The ALS Therapy Development Institute announced that it has enrolled the 100th patient in its Precision Medicine Program (PMP). This milestone marks a significant step in the program, which after now includes over 500 people interested in participating and 280 pre-screened for enrollment. Nearly 200 additional people living with ALS (PALS) or healthy volunteers have been scheduled for participation before the end of the year. 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. Read More...

Matrix’s Expanded Presence at IHRSA 2015 Draws Praise
Posted: March 31, 2015 in Suppliers

Matrix: Strong, Smart, BeautifulCOTTAGE GROVE, WI – Matrix Fitness drew widespread praise for its expanded presence at IHRSA 2015. In addition to showcasing new products, attendees were able to demo new equipment and learn about the latest industry trends from fitness experts like Hunter Allen and Phil Campbell in the education area. Guests were also invited to participate in the “Connected for a Cure” campaign, which raised $5,623 for Augie’s Quest, the largest individual fundraising program for research and drug development aimed at ending ALS. Read More...

Race 4 Research 5K and Walk for ALS Comes to Kendall Square’s Biotech Hub
Posted: March 30, 2015 in Other News

ALS Therapy Development InstituteCAMBRIDGE, MA - The ALS Therapy Development Institute announced that the Race 4 Research 5K and Walk will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Technology Square Courtyard in Cambridge, MA. The Race 4 Research features a 5K and four-mile walk, but it also includes family activities and refreshments courtesy of local restaurants and breweries. All funds raised benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech whose scientists actively discover and develop treatments and a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Read More...

Technogym Special Edition of Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge at IHRSA 2015 to Benefit ALS
Posted: March 10, 2015 in Suppliers

Technogym: The Wellness CompanyLOS ANGELES, CA - Technogym, a world leading company supplying fitness and wellness products, services and solutions,will be conducting a special edition of its globally successful Let’s Move for a Better World challenge at IHRSA 2015, the annual convention of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association in Los Angeles, CA, taking place at the LA Convention Center from March 11 – 14. Technogym is exhibiting at Booth #1722. Read More...

LA Fitness Invites Members and Guests To Dance, Donate and Help Find A Cure For Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Posted: February 25, 2015 in Chains

LA FitnessIRVINE, CA - In support of Augie’s Quest, LA Fitness announced today that it will host an in-club Group Fitness ZUMBA class at more than 615 of the company’s locations on Saturday, February 28, 2015. 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 fifth in-club event the company has held in support of this worthy cause. Read More...

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