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Missouri Judge Jay A. Daugherty Elected Chair of The ALS Association National Board of Trustees,
Date:11/17/2009

The Honorable Jay A. Daugherty, currently a state of Missouri trial judge, who has served as president of The ALS Association’s Keith Worthington Chapter in Kansas City, has been elected chair of the organization’s National Board of Trustees.

Calabasas Hills, CA (Vocus) November 18, 2009 -- The Honorable Jay A. Daugherty, currently a state of Missouri trial judge, who has served as president of The ALS Association’s Keith Worthington Chapter in Kansas City, has been elected chair of the organization’s National Board of Trustees.

The Chapter serves all of Kansas and Nebraska and western Missouri.

Daugherty, previously presiding judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit in Kansas City, Mo., was only 18 years old when his father passed away from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 1974.

He has dedicated 25 years of his life to The Association in the fight against ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He has been a member of the National Board of Trustees since 1996.

He succeeds Allen L. Finkelstein, partner in the New York City, N.Y., law firm Ganfer & Shore, LLP. Finkelstein was chair of the Board for five years.

“I am honored that The ALS Association’s National Board of Trustees has the confidence in my abilities to lead the largest ALS organization in the world,” Daugherty said. “As the new chair of the Board I hope to justify the confidence they placed in me by moving us toward a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

“Jay Daugherty is a tremendous leader who has spent inordinate hours and worked as hard as he could to make sure The ALS Association can continue its mission of providing the best care in the world to people with ALS and their families,” said Jane H. Gilbert, president and CEO of The Association. “He is equally committed about our organization aggressively finding new treatments and a cure for this horrific disease and we will follow his lead with unabashed enthusiasm.”

“In Jay Daugherty we have found a man who is very well liked and respected throughout the ALS community, someone who will inspire us to give more than we have ever given as an organization,” Gilbert continued.

Daugherty was only 14 years old when his father was diagnosed with ALS and watched him slowly deteriorate.

“When you watch your father become ill and then die, this life changing experience creates a passion that does not get extinguished,” he said. “Once I felt that I was capable of contributing something to The Association, I became involved.”

Two of the most important events in Daugherty’s life occurred in 1985:

He married his wife Lyn, and he became involved with The Association’s Keith Worthington Chapter because he wanted to do something in memory of his dad.

“It is all about my dad and trying to prevent future generations from having to battle a disease that we should be able to cure in our lifetime,” Daugherty said.

Born in Hermann, Mo., a small town located in the heart of winemaking country, Daugherty, finds inspiration in the fight against ALS from his many meetings with people with ALS and the belief major breakthroughs in ALS research are near.

“We have experienced a convergence of science and technology in the last several years that give us the ability to find an effective treatment or cure this disease soon,” said the graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Nevada-Reno.

Daugherty also has served as chair of The Association’s Strategic Planning Committee, vice chair of the Research Committee and co-chair of the Governance Task Force.

He is most proud of “building an organization that is the most effective ALS specific charitable entity in the world. We help fund and facilitate the best and most trustworthy research for ALS and we will find a cure for ALS.”

Daugherty, the father of two children, said having a wonderful family and life are among his greatest personal accomplishments.

The ALS Association is the only 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.

For more information about The Association, visit the organization’s Web site at www.alsa.org or call (800) 782-4747.

Contact:
The ALS Association
Gary Wosk, Manager, Media Relations
(818) 587-2241
gwosk (at) alsa-national (dot) org

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