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  • Annual Cab Feast to benefit Packard Center a Smashing Success!
    Washington College's Phi Delta Theta fraternity hosts annual event to honor Lou Gehrig and raise money for research
  • Our latest Research Bit is out!
    The Packard Center welcomed Tom Lloyd from Johns Hopkins University to our September Investigator's Meeting.
  • Annual Symposium brings exciting advances from the front lines of ALS research
    230 gather in Baltimore to showcase new research advances
  • A great night with special partners whose commitment to research never waivers
    Annual Partners in Collaboration awards brings together Packard's most dedicated supporters.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as called Lou Gehrig's, disease is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.  The average life span from diagnosis is two to five years.  There is no cure.

Understanding ALS

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