Currently ALS is a disease without a cure or effective treatments.
Life expectancy after diagnosis can be from two to five years, yet, according to the ALS Association, “About twenty percent of people with ALS live five years or more, and up to ten percent will survive more than ten years and five percent will live 20 years. There are people in whom ALS has stopped progressing and a small number of people in whom the symptoms of ALS reversed.”
So there is hope, and new technologies create greater hope, notably at UC San Diego where clinicians and scientists have established an ALS & Motor Neuron Treatment & Research Center – a team of professionals who study the disease while meeting the whole-patient needs of people with ALS and their families.
Private donations help us continue provide comprehensive treatment while advancing therapies and working toward a cure for ALS.
Your support can:
- Support clinical and research opportunities
- Expand the ALS treatment area
- Purchase new diagnostic equipment
- Create fellowship and training opportunities
Ways to give:
UCSD Gift Processing
9500 Gilman Drive, #0940
La Jolla, CA 92093-0940
Please make checks payable to “UC San Diego Foundation.”
The check memo should read: ALS Clinic Fund (2331)
Learn more about giving opportunities by contacting:
Executive Director of Development
Health Sciences Strategic Initiatives