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Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS – Remembering Augie
Posted: February 19, 2024 in Other News

Augie's QuestJoin us in honoring Augie's legacy this February, as we celebrate Augie’s birthday on February 15 and the date he left his body on February 22. We celebrate ALS: A Love Story, which encapsulates love, hope and unity within the ALS community, reflecting our shared strength and resilience. Augie’s Quest lives on as Augie lived. We stay true to his vision, his heart, and his relentless focus on driving breakthroughs in ALS research. We believe incurable is unacceptable and we exist to fund the top science to change lives. We invite you to join us this month to celebrate and share stories of love from individuals living with ALS and their loved ones. We invite you to join our Quest. Read More...

ALS TDI Announces 2024 Research Goals
Posted: February 7, 2024 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - In 2024, ALS TDI is committed to building upon its achievements from 2023 while exploring innovative avenues to enhance the understanding of ALS and develop effective treatments. Efforts will focus on several key areas: Taking Biomarkers to the Next Level; Harnessing New Medical Technologies; Advancing Promising Drug Programs; Expanding Drug Testing in the Lab; Launching the ALS Trial Navigator; Further Expansion of ARC; and Drug Discovery Collaborations. Read More...

John W. Brick Foundation Launches the Mental Wellbeing Association, the World’s First Certification Organization Focused on Mental Well-Being
Posted: October 10, 2023 in Other News

John W. Brick Mental Health FoundationTIMONIUM, MD - The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation (JWB) has established the first certification organization focused on mental well-being: The Mental Wellbeing Association (MWA). For the first time ever, education, training and certifications will be offered in mental well-being to professionals globally. Read More...

ALS TDI Awarded CDC Funding to Accelerate Identification of ALS Risk Factors
Posted: August 29, 2023 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) announces a significant development in its pursuit of ALS insights. ALS TDI has received a substantial grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), $480,000 annually for up to three years, to initiate a comprehensive research project dedicated to identifying the lifestyle risk factors associated with ALS. Read More...

May is ALS Awareness Month
Posted: May 9, 2023 in Other News

Augie's QuestDENVER, CO - ALS Awareness month is a time for members of this important community to tell their stories and the importance of finding a cure for ALS. You can make a difference this May by raising awareness for Augie's Quest in several ways. Please consider some simple actions that have a huge impact! Here are 5 Ways to Raise Awareness for the ALS Community... Read More...

Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Selects Lynne Nieto as Chair of Board of Directors
Posted: April 11, 2023 in Other News

Augie's QuestDENVER, CO - Lynne Nieto was unanimously voted by the Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Board of Directors to lead the non-profit to raise the funds and awareness needed to advance cutting-edge research to find a cure for ALS. Lynne served as Secretary/Treasurer of Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS and is currently a Board Member of the ALS Therapy Development Institute. She was previously the President of Classic Management, a division of her family real estate development and management firm. Her accounting background, vision, and leadership has played a key role in the success of Augie’s Quest since its inception. Read More...

Augie Nieto Dies at Age 65 – Fitness Industry Mogul, Founder of Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS & Hero to ALS Families
Posted: February 24, 2023 in Other News

Augie NietoORANGE COUNTY, CA - With deep sadness, Augie’s Quest shares the news that its Founder, Beloved Leader and ALS Champion, Augie Nieto, died, surrounded by his family on February 22, 2023, just seven days past his 65th Birthday. Augie was the fitness industry mogul credited for the success of Lifecycle, Life Fitness and Octane Fitness brands. In 2005, at the height of his career, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. Read More...

Sandra Gordon Passes Away (1958 – 2023)
Posted: February 13, 2023 in Other News

Sandra GordonIDAHO FALLS, ID - Compassionate, intelligent, beautiful, nurturing, devoted, responsible, interesting, positive with a vivacious personality. These words combined describe Sandra Gordon who left earth for a better place on January 24, 2023. There is more to know about this incredible person in her 64 years of enjoying life. Read More...

Racing for ALS Celebrates a Big 2022, and Bigger Things to Come in 2023
Posted: December 23, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - Racing for ALS had a big 2022, and they’re looking forward to an even bigger 2023. The organization, which rallies auto racing fans across the country to support the fight against ALS, raised more than $700,000 to support ALS research and services this past year. They accomplished this through a series of high-performance driving events, as well as supplementary fundraisers and individual donations from their supporters. Read More...

2022 ALS TDI Summit Presents Updates on Promising Research and Potential Treatments
Posted: October 21, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - On October 14, 2022, ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) scientists and guest presenters from across the ALS space gathered at the ALS TDI Summit in Boston, to provide the community with updates on research from the past year. They were joined by an audience from across the ALS community, including people with ALS, families, advocates, researchers, pharmaceutical industry professionals and many more who streamed the event online. Read More...

Community Gyms Coalition Announces Fitness is Essential Commitments For White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
Posted: October 5, 2022 in Other News

Community Gyms CoalitionWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Community Gyms Coalition (CGC), representing more than 15,000 community gyms and fitness facilities across the U.S. that serve over 25 million members, announces its Fitness is Essential commitments to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. A first-of-its-kind collaboration of well-known fitness brands, the CGC has offered the following commitments to provide education, access and support for all Americans by 2030 to improve nutrition and promote physical activity... Read More...

Exercise Should be Prescribed for Depression
Posted: August 31, 2022 in Other News

John W. Brick Mental Health FoundationBALTIMORE, MD - Have you ever wondered if exercise impacts mental health, how walking can lead to mental wellbeing, or whether yoga reduces symptoms of depression or anxiety? The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation (JWB) has released a groundbreaking report on over 30 years of published research on the link between physical activity and mental health. The Move Your Mental Health Report synthesizes over 1,600 peer-reviewed scientific studies on how exercise affects brain function and mental health. This research is vital to advance and revolutionize mental health care by showing the importance of a well-rounded, integrative treatment plan. Read More...

USPTA and ITF Publishes Short Documentary Film: History of Tennis
Posted: August 22, 2022 in Other News

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The ITF has released a short film produced in collaboration with the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the United States Professional Tennis Association, documenting the history of tennis, from its origins as a medieval game through the establishment of formal rules in the 19th century, before charting the sport’s journey from the amateur days of the early-mid 20th century to the modern day. Read More...

ALS TDI’s 2022 Mid-Year Highlights
Posted: August 17, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - Ending ALS will require many treatments to meet the needs of every individual with this disease. As the Drug Discovery Engine for ALS, ALS TDI is solely focused on inventing and discovering treatments until everyone with ALS has access to effective therapies. ALS TDI is proud of the progress that it has made thus far in 2022 and looks forward to continuing to share detailed updates at the 2022 ALS TDI Summit on October 14th. Here are some of our research highlights so far in 2022.... Read More...

Billie Jean King Joins PHIT America to Help Improve Kids’ Health
Posted: August 4, 2022 in Other News

PHIT AmericaWASHINGTON, D.C. - Billie Jean King has joined PHIT America to help kids all over the nation improve their physical and mental health by implementing new school physical activity programs using the Billie Jean King Eye Coach Brain Training system (BJK-BTS). PHIT America is on a mission to get fifty million kids active through its school program, AMPED. For youth, tennis is especially beneficial in promoting social skills, sportsmanship and physical fitness. Read More...

Eledon Announces Phase 2a Trial Results for Tegoprubart, a Drug Invented at ALS TDI
Posted: May 27, 2022 in Other News

ALS TDICAMBRIDGE, MA - Eledon Pharmaceuticals announced topline results from their Phase 2a trial of Tegoprubart (formerly AT1501), a drug invented and developed at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). The trial demonstrated Tegoprubart dose-dependent target engagement and pro-inflammatory biomarkers were dose-dependently reduced. Pro-inflammatory biomarker reduction was associated with a non-significant trend toward slowing disease progression as measured by ALSFRS-R. Read More...

IDEA Health & Fitness Association Announces New Ownership
Posted: May 19, 2022 in Other News

IDEASAN DIEGO, CA - IDEA Health & Fitness Association, a leading organization for fitness and wellness professionals, announces new ownership as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary and a return to in-person education at its premier conference event, IDEA World Convention. Amy Boone Thompson, Former Vice President and General Manager and now Owner and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to lead IDEA as a new generation of fitness and wellness professionals Inspire the World to Fitness. Read More...

Tony de Leede Named as Wellness Partner for Storylines Private Residential Ship
Posted: May 9, 2022 in Other News

Tony de LeedeWorldwide - Storylines has announced Wellness Entrepreneur and Founder of Wellness Solutions, Tony de Leede, as a partner to build the largest Wellness Centre at Sea onboard their Private Residential Ship. Owners living aboard the ship will enjoy a 10,000 square foot health and wellness spa with anti-aging clinic and extensive indoor and outdoor fitness areas. The extensive wellness facilities are part of the company’s goal of providing a healthy travel lifestyle for the global citizens living aboard, enabling them to reach and maintain their optimal state of health while they travel the world. Read More...

Move In May for ALS Awareness Month
Posted: April 18, 2022 in Other News

Augie's QuestIf you have ever run a race, you know how amazing it feels when you cross that finish line. As a current or future ALS Supporter, it is hoped that you know how crucial funding is to move ALS treatments forward. That's why Augie's Quest hopes you'll the Virtual Race to Cure ALS in honor of May ALS Awareness Month. Choose the activity of your choice! Run, walk, hike or bike any distance, anywhere, anytime between May 22 - 28 and raise critical funds and awareness for ALS. Register Today to Move In May! Read More...

Columbia Association Recognized As Inaugural Partner in the Better Climate Challenge
Posted: April 13, 2022 in Other News

Columbia AssociationCOLUMBIA, MD - Columbia Association (CA) has officially joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% within 10 years. CA was recognized as an inaugural partner during a webinar with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy. CA joins other challenge participants, including major healthcare systems, universities and corporations across the country, in a commitment to work toward a low-carbon future. Read More...

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