ProVets is a proud sponsor of Driving for Life in support of the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
Driving for Life is one of the longest running fundraising campaigns to support ALS research through the game of golf. Professional golfer Tom Watson created Driving for Life in 2003, after the diagnosis of fellow golfer Jeff Julian in 2001, as well as friend and caddie Bruce Edwards, both of whom passed from complications due to ALS in 2004. Through Driving for Life, individuals and companies champion charity golf tournaments around the country to support groundbreaking research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).
About the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI):
The ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. It is the world’s first and largest 501(c)3 nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, ALS TDI understands the urgent need to slow and stop this disease. Learn more at www.als.net.
Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or Motor Neuron Disease. It is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease that attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving. ALS causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis. Most people survive two to five years after their first symptoms. While ALS is often considered a mid-to-late-life disease, ALS affects people of all ages. It can affect anyone, anywhere. Currently, there is no effective treatment or cure.