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Fiesta 5K for ALS Research

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Join us during the month of May for the the 2021 Virtual Fiesta 5K for ALS Research!

Since its inception in 2007, the Fiesta 5K has raised more than $3.5 million for ALS research. Participants can run/walk as part of a team or on their own.  The goal of the race is simple - we want to make people more aware of ALS and raise funds to support our efforts toward a cure.

Registration is now open.  To sign up for Fiesta 5k updates, click here.


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Barrow Neuorlogical Institute
Neurobiologist Rita Sattler has been working to understand how the C9orf72 mutation leads to ALS since the mutation was first discovered in late 2011. Using induced pluripotent stem cells from ALS patients with C9orf72 mutations and new mouse models of the mutation, Sattler hopes to figure out whether this mutation causes tiny changes to the structure of neurons that could alter their ability to send information to each other. 
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