EVERY DAY ANOTHER 15 PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH ALS.

THAT'S ONE PERSON EVERY 90 SECONDS IN THE US.

THAT'S MORE THAN 5,600 PEOPLE A YEAR.

OVER 90% OF ALS PATIENTS HAD NO APPARENT RISK FACTORS.


BUT THERE IS HOPE


A GENE THAT IS LINKED TO THE ONSET OF THE DISEASE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 150 POTENTIAL TREATMENTS BEING LOOKED AT TODAY.

THE FDA HAS APPROVED A DRUG CALLED RILUZOLE,

WHICH IS BELIEVED TO SLOW THE PROGRESSION OF ALS.