‘I AM ALS’ searches for a cure to all neurodegenerative diseases
After one of them was diagnosed with ALS, a married pair of political insiders are taking on a new mission: starting a movement to unlock the mysteries of the disease, in hopes of revealing cures for other neurodegenerative ailments as well.Read More
I AM ALS Launches Collective Fight: Cure One. Cure All.
While some fight ALS, others Parkinson’s and others Multiple Sclerosis, the reality is our fights are all linked. Researchers believe that if we can discover a cure to one of these diseases, we can help find cures for all.Read More
Launch Story: It Started When He Couldn’t Grasp a Pen.
I AM ALS, an effort born out of months of researching not only what might help Wallach, but also trying to understand why such a devastating disease is less funded and less understood than others.Read More
I Am ALS reaches over 16,000 supporters in under a year
Now, to bring people within and outside the ALS community together is You Shop, We Give where more than 70 Chicagoland stores are coming together to donate 1% of sales to ALS research and care.Read More
Infused with Hope: Brian’s Infusion Journey
In a 2018 poll commissioned by the organization, it found that more than 60 percent of Americans knew little about ALS and nine out of ten Americans cannot name a single ALS nonprofit working to cure ALS.Read More
Meet Our Marketing and Content Lead: Kathleen Rooney
I learned very quickly that this community embodies hope. The kind that drives real progress and engrains a whole lot of grit into the building of a movement that will make this thing successful.Read More
After ALS Diagnosis, This Skadden Associate Is Building a Movement
The doctor urged Wallach to use the advocacy skills to do something about a disease that currently has no cure and is estimated to affect 16,000 Americans at any time. And that's exactly what he did.Read More
Legislative Affairs Committee: Empowering ALS Champions
I got involved in I AM ALS’ legislative affairs subcommittee because I knew that the way to rewrite the ALS story is to organize and mobilize a network of advocates, and that is exactly what we’re doing.Read More