A Skadden Associate Is Raising Millions in His Fight Against ALSJuly 2, 2020
It seemed like an ambitious goal for a number of reasons, not least of which was that doctors told Wallach in 2017 that he might have only six months to live if he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
Since his formal diagnosis at age 37 with the illness, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, Wallach has defied the odds in a number of ways.
While Wallach and I Am ALS are far from solely responsible, they have amplified the voices of ALS patients in circles that move the needle: the amount of federal funding for ALS research has grown by more than $50 million in the past 18 months. And Wallach is hopeful that number may reach $95 million by the end of the year.