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AUGIE'S QUEST DONATION

WINNING THE WAR AGAINST ALS

The Alaska Club has made a commitment to raise $20,000 for ALS through our partnership with Augie’s Quest for continued research to find a cure!

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep our muscles moving. Currently, there is only a single medicine for specifically treating ALS called Riluzole. The drug only extends survival by about 2 to 3 months. This urgent unmet medical need for effective treatments to combat this devastating disease is the basis for the research and drug development effort at the nonprofit biotech organization, ALS Therapy Development Institute.

The Alaska Club, along with Augie’s Quest, is committed to raising funds to find a cure and we encourage you to be part of this important cause.

Augie's Quest 2019

The Alaska Club at Augie’s Quest fundraiser with Augie and Lynne Nieto. We raised $30,000 thanks to support from Stillpoint Lodge, Alaska Airlines, Alyeska Resort & Hotel, Seven Glaciers Restaurant, Alpine Air, Catch A Lot Charters and Land’s End Resort. Because of you, we’re closer to a cure! Thank you.

 


HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT AUGIE'S QUEST

  1. Make a donation directly to Augie's Quest
  2. Participate in a fundraising event
  3. Donate below

We've raised over $35,000!

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DONATION THERMOMETER

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ABOUT AUGIE NIETO

Augie-and-Lynne-web.jpgAugie Nieto is the co-founder of Life Fitness, the global leader in the fitness industry. He was one of the original pioneers in the fitness industry and was president of Life Fitness for nearly 25 years. Currently, Augie is Chairman of the Board of the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, MA, the world’s largest ALS dedicated drug development organization. He is the Chief Inspirational Officer for Augie's Quest, an aggressive, cure-driven, international fundraising effort for research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Augie lives with ALS.