ADVISORY, Aug. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
ALS Association, the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on every front through research, patient care and advocacy, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate the record amount of donations this year as a result of the #IceBucketChallenge.
ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There is no cure and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that modestly extends survival. Veterans are approximately twice as likely be diagnosed with the disease.
In honor of the occasion, Dorine Gordon, President and CEO of the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
ALS Association Greater New York Chapter Media Contact:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
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About ALS Association:
Established in 1985, the ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, the Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
As the preeminent ALS organization, the Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association's nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
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