The Senate this week passed a bill that invests $20 million in research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is the most common type of motor neuron disease, but over 90% of cases have no known cause. The bill provides grants for research into innovations and outcomes with the goal of bettering the lives of individuals with ALS.
This bill also invests $5 million in support programs for family caregivers of individuals with ALS. This represents a significant investment into a disease that very little is still known about and aims to shed light on this devastating illness. (SF 3372)