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The average ALS patient will live between two to five years from diagnosis.  Through your tax-deductible ALS donation, the researchers at the Packard Center are working to improve the quality of patients' lives and striving toward a cure.

Research into ALS, a disease where subtle things go awry at the gene or cell level, requires a great deal in the way of sophisticated technology and unusually skilled scientists. Donations through your ALS fundraising efforts, events, ALS memorial gifts and planned giving are essential to supporting accelerated ALS research being undertaken in labs all around the world. ALS research is extremely costly and government and corporate support of ALS is limited. Your generosity helps bring us closer to a cure.

To Make an Online Gift

Click here to make an online gift:

To Make a Donation via Check

Checks may made payable to: Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins

They can be mailed to: 

Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
855 N. Wolfe Street, 2nd floor
Room 227
Baltimore, MD  21205

To Make a Donation via Securities

Initiate your gift using this link:

  • Choose Robert Packard Center in the Gift Allocation drop down menu, and
  • List ALS Research in the Designation Description

Planned Giving

There are many creative gift-planning strategies that may allow you to give more than you ever thought possible and, at the same time, create tax advantages for you. Planned or deferred gift options include bequests and gifts that can produce an income stream to you such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.  For more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact Meg Whiteford at 410-955-8684 or via email.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Celebrate the life of a loved one through and honorary gift or a memorial gifts. With your donation, please can provide us with the name of the person you are celebrating and we will notify that person directly or a family member about your gift of support toward ALS research.  For more information about giving to the Packard Center, please contact Meg Whiteford at 410-955-8684 or via email.

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Johns Hopkins University
Neurologist Charlotte Sumner has a long history of studying neuromuscular disorders. In particular, she has focused her attention on caring for patients with inherited motor neuron and peripheral nerve disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Her work on the molecular pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy and the development of therapeutics may provide important clues for those with ALS.