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July 2024 | Monthly eNewsletter from ALS Network

July 5, 2024

Our July eNewsletter is in your inbox now, or you can view it online! This month, we are inspired by the stories of many individuals in the ALS community, highlight…

An enduring inspiration in our fight to cure ALS

July 4, 2024

Each Fourth of July marks the anniversary of New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig’s official farewell to baseball and public disclosure of his ALS diagnosis. In honor of the 85th…

Meet Jim Obergefell, ALS Advocate

July 3, 2024

Before 2011, when his partner of 21 years, John Arthur, was diagnosed with the disease, Jim Obergefell knew very little about ALS. Living in Ohio, they connected with the Central…

Steve Gleason to Receive The Arthur Ashe Award for Courage

June 27, 2024

During The 2024 ESPYS, hosted by Serena Williams, ESPN will honor athletes and sports leaders for their courage, perseverance and service with three special accolades. Steve Gleason will receive the…

Do People Who Exercise More Have a Lower Risk of ALS?

June 26, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS – Moderate levels of physical activity and fitness may be linked to a reduced risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) later in life, according to a new study published…

9th Anniversary of US Supreme Court Landmark on Marriage Equality

June 26, 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 marks the 9th anniversary of the US Supreme Court landmark decision on marriage equality. The civil rights case, “Obergefell v. Hodges,” centered around two individuals within…

UCSF ALS Clinic and Cottage Health Santa Barbara launch ALS clinic in Santa Barbara

June 22, 2024

On June 20-21, the UCSF Medical Center’s Health Clinic and Cottage Health Santa Barbara launched a new satellite clinic focused on providing specialized local care for people living with ALS…

When Jim Obergefell met John Arthur: The heartbreaking love story behind the historic Supreme Court case

June 20, 2024

The landmark case guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to get married was set in motion when Obergefell’s husband was diagnosed with a fatal disease. As many same-sex couples decide to…

Aaron Lazar Debut Album to Benefit ALS Network

June 14, 2024

Aaron Lazar’s Impossible Dream on Good Morning America.