We have also chosen two funds that will directly impact Kreg in his journey- one medically and one assistively.
Mass General- ALS Clinical Research Fund
The Massachusetts General Hospital is poised to change the future with ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases by accelerating research discoveries that will lead to treatment and cures sooner, rather than later. Private philanthropy has been essential to our success so far in identifying new genes and testing new therapies, and it will be a critical part of determining when and how we cure ALS.
The ALS Research Fund allows our scientists to spend less time writing grants and more time at their research benches where their skills are best used pursuing innovative new ways to understand and combat this devastating disease. Much progress has been made, and there is great hope for the future.
Basic Research: Massachusetts General Hospital Leads the Way
The Massachusetts General Hospital leads the country’s most comprehensive program for ALS research, spanning the full range from clinical care to basic science research. The research program includes genetic research, molecular research, drug discovery, animal studies, and human clinical trials of potential new therapies. This research is complemented and coordinated with a large, multidisciplinary outpatient practice staffed with ALS specialists- physicians, nurses, and therapists. The MGH sets itself apart by harnessing the power of collaboration and cooperation, bringing together world-recognized leaders from diverse disciplines and institutions, a cadre of gifted rising stars, the best of a new generation of physicians-in-training and heroic patients whose participation in clinical trials is essential for progress.
You can help
Donations made by private individuals and foundations are a critical source of funding for ALS research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Federal funding for ALS research is an important but limited resource—in recent years grants have become scarcer and limited in scope to focus on well-established, long-running research projects.
Creative, new ideas for tackling this disease must be funded by other means. Private donors are essential partners for the MGH investigators who are conducting the genetic and stem cell research, drug discovery and basic science that will lead us forward.
Please consider making your gift to the ALS Research Fund today.
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