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.
About Augie Nieto
Augie’s Quest was co-founded in 2005 by Augie Nieto, the successful fitness industry mogul behind Lifecycle and Life Fitness who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and passed away on February 22, 2023.
Augie was a visionary leader dedicated to maintaining muscle strength, fitness, and performance. He led the charge to fight ALS with the drive and determination of no other. Augie was Chairman of the Board of the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, MA, the world’s largest ALS dedicated drug development organization. The Alaska Club is a proud supporter of this important cause. We will continue his mission to find a cure for this devastating disease through awareness and annual fundraising events throughout our network. The Alaska Club stands with Augie’s family and families everywhere who have been affected by ALS.
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