2007 Grant Recipients!
During AtHome America's 2007 national convention in July, a number of grants were given to ALS organizations working to make a difference in the lives of those battling Lou Gehrig's disease.
Hope 4 Mike and AtHome America are proud to donate to the following organizations in order to spread HOPE and find a cure for ALS!
Les Turner ALS Foundation — $50,000
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is the only independent publicly supported non-profit organization in the Chicagoland area devoted solely to the treatment and elimination of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
The Foundation is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine — where it funds medical research at the Les Turner ALS Research Laboratory and a patient service program at the Lois Insolia ALS Center — and is also a member of Community Health Charities of Illinois and the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.
Hope 4 Mike and AtHome America were extremely proud to donate a collected $50,000 to the Les Turner ALS Foundation to support their work to find a cure for ALS through tag days, Walk 4 Life donations, and $25,000 for Sporadic ALS Research.
Tri-State Trek — $20,000
AtHome America was a proud sponsor of the 2007 Tri-State Trek! Their $20,000 donation went toward making the event a success by providing T-shirts, meals and sponsoring rest stops. All donations go to Tri-State Trek/Therapy Development Foundation.
Founded in 1999, the ALS Therapy Development Foundation (ALS TDF) is a nonprofit biotechnology company devoted to discovering treatments for patients with ALS. They built an in-house research program that combines the power of a nonprofit mission with the best practices of a for-profit biotechnology company.
ALS/MND Nursing Symposium — $3,000
||Jennifer Armstrong, an RN at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago, was on hand to accept the award. The Nursing Symposium is a program for nurses from all over the world. This year, the symposium will take place in October at the AtHome America Home Office in Alsip, Illinois. More than 100 nurses from the United States, Britain, Switzerland, Belgium and other countries will network to learn more about ALS and raise awareness about the disease.