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We Need Your Help to Help Those in Need

Thank you for your interest in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Disease Treatment and Research Center at UCSF (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The Center uses a unique comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to our patient care, offering a wide variety of services including outreach, education, research opportunities, and clinical services. This team approach allows our patients to be advised by 10 professionals in one day rather than going to multiple appointments over many weeks.

ALS is the most common motor neuron disease in adults and our goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for patients and families affected by ALS and to discover the causes and effective treatments for the disease. Through our clinical and research efforts, people with ALS are living longer and feeling better.

We are currently involved in a number of research projects including drug, genetic and physiological studies, translational research and trials of the efficacy of various treatments.
We are on the verge of discovering therapies that could transform the prognosis for this debilitating and life threatening disease. We are committed to our goal to prevent and cure ALS disease and the promise for success has never been greater. However, we can only do it with your financial support.

Our clinic is required to be financially self-sustaining but this is difficult because insurance only covers less than 10% of our operating costs.

Significant additional resources are urgently needed to continue our very important and vital work at the ALS Treatment and Research Center at UCSF. I invite you to be part of the cure.

With best wishes,

Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, M.D., Ph.D.
ALS Treatment and Research Center at UCSF


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