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ALS TDI Tri-State Trek Charity Bike Ride to Take Place July 19-21
Date:6/17/2013

he ALS community to share in a physically challenging event to recognize a disease that is so much worse," says Steve Perrin, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of ALS TDI and a cyclist in the Tri-State Trek. "Through funding from the event, our scientists are able to continue making discoveries with the aim of developing effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease."

For more information on riding, volunteering, donating or coming out to cheer, call 617-441-7200 or visit www.TriStateTrek.com.

About ALS 
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cure for the disease. About 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year; the incidence is similar to multiple sclerosis. However, with no effective treatment, the average patient survives only two to five years following diagnosis. There are about 30,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with ALS today. The worldwide population of ALS patients is estimated at 450,000.

About ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI)
The mission of the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is to develop effective therapeutics that slow or stop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) as soon as possible for patients today. Focused on meeting this urgent unmet medical need, ALS TDI executes a robust target discovery program, while simultaneously operating the world's largest efforts to preclinically determine the efficacy of potential therapeutics; including a pipeline of dozens of small m
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