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Film focusing on ALS disease to premiere in Madison - New Jersey Hills

Film focusing on ALS disease to premiere in Madison - New Jersey Hills | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Film focusing on ALS disease to premiere in Madison
New Jersey Hills
How do you hope in the face of a deadly disease with no cure? A New Jersey ALS organization named HARK has found a way through an inspiring new film called Hope on the Horizon.
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Pennsburg, PA woman with ALS puts Google Glass to the test

Pennsburg, PA woman with ALS puts Google Glass to the test | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Sarah Brendle was in her mid-30s — a typical married working mom with two young boys — when she began to notice weakness in her legs and a debilitating fatigue.
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Denim & Diamonds Fundraising Event Benefiting Chelsey Park Health & Rehabilitation

Denim & Diamonds Fundraising Event Benefiting Chelsey Park Health & Rehabilitation | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

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Cure for ALS's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:53 PM

March 15, 2014

Cottrell Ranch, 630 Porter Springs Road, Dahlonega GA 30533

5:00 p.m. Cocktail hour and silent auction

6:30-10:30 p.m. Dinner and dancing

Dress: classy denim, skirts, boots and sport coats

Dinner prepared and served by Chef Kern

Music by Radford Windham & Stepback Cadillac Band

Tickets: $250 per person

100% of ticket donations goes directly towards the purchase of  state of the art technology and furnishing of patient rooms.

Community Health Foundation  will match any corporate donation by 100%.

Purchase tickets online at:

Chelseyparkhealth.org & events.chelseyparkhealth.org

 

SPONSORED BY:

Community Health Foundation

The Cottrell Foundation - Lynn & Mike Cottrell

Points North

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Everyday Hero: Brothers raise awareness, sponsor fundraiser for ALS

Everyday Hero: Brothers raise awareness, sponsor fundraiser for ALS | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Brothers raise awareness, funds for ALS cure

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A lesson in how to live

A lesson in how to live | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Phil Timp didn’t choose to die young. He didn’t choose the brutally debilitating disease that delivered his death. He certainly didn’t choose to give life to and raise a daughter with severe physical disabilities.

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UAB researcher searches for biomakers for Lou Gehrig's disease ...

UAB researcher searches for biomakers for Lou Gehrig's disease ... | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to search for biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. Peter H. King, M.D., professor in theDepartment of Neurology, ...

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A Human Stem Cell Has Been Cloned For the First Time | Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Ore. Health & Science University

A Human Stem Cell Has Been Cloned For the First Time | Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Ore. Health & Science University | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Almost two decades ago, scientists succeeded in cloning Dolly the sheep. Now, the same process has been allowed scientists to clone embryonic stem cells from fetal human skin cells for the very first time.
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Gleason family leans on strength of matriarch Michel

Gleason family leans on strength of matriarch Michel | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS — Michel Gleason’s shoulders may appear small. In reality, they’re very, very broad. Broad enough to be the primary caregiver for her husband, …

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The 2013 ALS National Advocacy Day & Public Policy Conference is happening NOW! Follow live @ http://ow.ly/kQbfg Follow via Twitter : #alsa13

The 2013 ALS National Advocacy Day & Public Policy Conference is happening NOW! Follow live @ http://ow.ly/kQbfg Follow via Twitter : #alsa13 | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also...
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The Quaz Q&A: Adrian Dessi's ALS Diagnosis & Life- By Jeff Pearlman

The Quaz Q&A: Adrian Dessi's ALS Diagnosis & Life- By Jeff Pearlman | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

This week, for the historic-only-to-me 100th Quaz, I wanted someone special. I’ve fielded countless suggestions, but never one that truly moved me. Then, a few weeks ago, I thought about my boyhood on the mean streets of Mahopac, N.Y. Specifically, I thought of a man who seemed to somehow have this life thing figured out, even from the heartbreaking nest of a wheelchair.

 

I grew up with Mark and Chris Dessi, and consider both to be good friends. Four years ago their father, Adrian Dessi, was first hit with the idea that he might—might—have ALS. The initial symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s Disease can be vague and misleading, so it’s difficult to diagnose. Yet, ultimately, Adrian’s symptoms could not be dismissed. He was experiencing, among other things, muscle twitches and fatigue...........


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Researchers bypass the blood-brain barrier, widening treatment options for neurodegenerative and central nervous system disease

Researchers bypass the blood-brain barrier, widening treatment options for neurodegenerative and central nervous system disease | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

Sagittal MRI of a patient following endoscopic reconstruction of a skull base defect using a nasal mucosa graft (dotted white line; arrow denotes the proposed


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Lou Gehrig's Disease stalks military veterans

Lou Gehrig's Disease stalks military veterans | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Many U.S. military veterans like retired Air Force Technical Sergeant David Masters of Omaha, Neb. have bravely fought for their country only to return home to wage another battle against Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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Kona Inspired 2013 for ALS | Vote for April Hartsook

Kona Inspired 2013 for ALS | Vote for April Hartsook | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Kona Inspired showing that “Anything Is Possible” http://konainspired.com
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WORLD’S BEST-SELLING BEADED MND/ALS BRACELET | J9 Foundation | TheBeadCo.co.za

WORLD’S BEST-SELLING BEADED MND/ALS BRACELET | J9 Foundation | TheBeadCo.co.za | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
WORLD’S BEST-SELLING BEADED MND/ALS BRACELET
R8.00 from the sale of each bracelet supports:

J9 FOUNDATION for MND/ALS patient assistance
The ALS patient, family and caregiver quality of life programme.
MND/ALS education and awareness.

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR BENEFICIARY
“The MND beaded bracelet is bringing life because there is love. We are honored to be the beneficiary of proceeds of this beautiful bracelet by The Bead Coalition. We encourage all retail stores to support this initiative for The J9 Foundation and we encourage the public to purchase and wear a MND bracelet today, to conquer Motor Neuron Disease together.”
- Joost van der Westhuizen: J9 FOUNDATION -

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Researchers rejuvenate stem cell population from elderly mice, enabling muscle recovery

Researchers rejuvenate stem cell population from elderly mice, enabling muscle recovery | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have pinpointed why normal aging is accompanied by a diminished ability to regain strength and mobility after muscle injury: Over time, stem cells within muscle tissues dedicated to repairing damage become less able to generate new muscle fibers ...

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Social Media - Making Connections Through Technology - The ALS Association

Social Media - Making Connections Through Technology - The ALS Association | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

We are a society that is now connected through Facebook, Twitter and other media sites, which can be accessed through phones, computers, tablets, and other devices. It’s a part of our world, and many people with ALS want to remain connected and may want to share their journey with others and find other people with this diagnosis for friendship and support...........


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Jade Nicole Burman's curator insight, November 8, 2014 9:21 PM

This is completely true. Social media is an amazing tool not only for raising money and awareness, but to provide support and share your struggles so other people can relate and not feel so alone. There are cases actually where people with diseases met over social media and one day came together because of the make a wish foundation. That's just another great example of the wonderful effects social media does have in our world today.

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An Open Letter to Kevin Turner | Climb for Kevin | rachelbaribeau.com

An Open Letter to Kevin Turner | Climb for Kevin | rachelbaribeau.com | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

Dear Kevin,

I felt the need to pen my thoughts, so to speak, as I prepare to climb a mountain for you....................................


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Jeff Arison won't surrender to disease

Jeff Arison won't surrender to disease | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

There are days when Andrea Arison wonders how her older brother manages to keep a smile on his face.

She wishes that, just once, Jeff Arison would complain about the pain he feels or about how he has to depend on people more than he wants. But that’s not the life Arison chooses to live.

At 33, the former Crystal Lake South defensive tackle is confined to a motorized wheelchair, having lived with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) since 2011. There are..........


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Pacific Cove's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:24 PM

There’s two choices: You can either feel sorry for yourself and have a pity party or you can do something about it,” Arison said. “I think I’m where I am today because I have been so positive.”

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Be happy - your genes will thank you for it: Doing good leads to strong immune cells

Be happy - your genes will thank you for it: Doing good leads to strong immune cells | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
UCLA research found people who derive their happiness from helping others have strong antibody genes, while people who get their kicks from self-gratification can suffer from low antiviral and antibody gene expression.
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First Look: 'The Michael J. Fox Show' Airs on NBC Thursday Nights this Fall [VIDEO]

The Michael J. Fox Show, coming Thursdays this fall to NBC. Subscribe now to The Michael J. Fox Show: http://bit.ly/MichaelJFoxShow Get more The Michael J. Fox Foundation | https://www.michaeljfox.org/foundation/michael-story.html


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Please Join a Worldwide Weekend of Prayer for ALS | MND

Please Join a Worldwide Weekend of Prayer for ALS | MND | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

We Have A Prayer
for strength for those with ALS,
for comfort for those grieving,
for insight for those searching
for the cure.

Regardless of what they call this disease in your part of the world, please take a moment in May and pray in your own way for those dealing with ALS.Join with others around the globe to pray for those afflicted,affected and lost to ALS. Most importantly, join us in praying for an end to it all.  May 10th thru May 12th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/169246466573619/?notif_t=plan_user_joined 

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The Quaz Q&A: Adrian Dessi's ALS Diagnosis & Life- By Jeff Pearlman

The Quaz Q&A: Adrian Dessi's ALS Diagnosis & Life- By Jeff Pearlman | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

This week, for the historic-only-to-me 100th Quaz, I wanted someone special. I’ve fielded countless suggestions, but never one that truly moved me. Then, a few weeks ago, I thought about my boyhood on the mean streets of Mahopac, N.Y. Specifically, I thought of a man who seemed to somehow have this life thing figured out, even from the heartbreaking nest of a wheelchair.

 

I grew up with Mark and Chris Dessi, and consider both to be good friends. Four years ago their father, Adrian Dessi, was first hit with the idea that he might—might—have ALS. The initial symptoms of Lou Gehrig’s Disease can be vague and misleading, so it’s difficult to diagnose. Yet, ultimately, Adrian’s symptoms could not be dismissed. He was experiencing, among other things, muscle twitches and fatigue...........


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Native New Jersey Woman Living with ALS Returns for New Jersey Marathon

Native New Jersey Woman Living with ALS Returns for New Jersey Marathon | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
N.J. shore native Denise DiMarzio, stricken with ALS, will compete in The New Jersey Marathon on May 5, pushed by her husband Chris Benyo. In the process they will raise funds for the Les Turner ALS Foundation and Restore the Shore.
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Big boost in drug discovery |New use for stem cells identifies a promising way to target ALS| MND

Big boost in drug discovery |New use for stem cells identifies a promising way to target ALS| MND | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it
Using a new, stem cell-based, drug-screening technology that could reinvent and greatly reduce the cost of developing pharmaceuticals, researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have found a compound that is more effective in protecting the...

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Stem cell transplant heals mouse brains with neurological deficits

Stem cell transplant heals mouse brains with neurological deficits | ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease Awareness | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have accomplished a notable feat in stem cell research that could lead to new models for drug screening and discovery--they have transformed human embryonic stem cells into nerve cells that helped mice regain the ability to learn and remember.

In what the UW scientists believe is the first study of its kind, a.............





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