Friends of Beyond ALS

Ice Bucket Challenge - A Human Movement for ALS

Ice Bucket Challenge - A Human Movement for ALS
By Jos Cofio on Oct 09, 2014 at 12:17 PM in Friends of Beyond ALS

Steve Dezember was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. He and his wife, Hope Cross Dezember have made it their mission to spread awareness about the disease. In this piece, she continues this work.

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Franchise Times - Franchising takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Franchise Times - Franchising takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
By Jos Cofio on Sep 09, 2014 at 12:27 PM in Friends of Beyond ALS

Franchising embraced the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and although the videos on Facebook of various franchise executives dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads didnt have the page views as the celebrities, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Governor Chris Christie, there were no shortage of franchise challenges.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Expedites ALS TDI Drug Trial

Ice Bucket Challenge Expedites ALS TDI Drug Trial
By Jos Cofio on Aug 29, 2014 at 04:53 PM in Friends of Beyond ALS

Dr. Steve Perrin, CEO of the Massachusetts-based ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS-TDI) research organization said donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge are responsible for expediting the timeline of a clinical drug trial by two years.

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Augie's Quest Tradition of Hope Gala

Augie's Quest Tradition of Hope Gala
By Jos Cofio on Aug 20, 2014 at 10:39 AM in Friends of Beyond ALS

I am honored to be this years recipient of the Augies Quest Tradition of Hope Courage Award given to an individual who exemplifies courage in the face of Adversity. A person who uses their spirit and zest for life to turn misfortune into a beacon of hope. I can only hope to live up to this ideal, and for a long time.

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Restaurant Finance Monitor President John Hamburger Supports Beyond ALS

Restaurant Finance Monitor President John Hamburger Supports Beyond ALS
By Jos Cofio on Aug 06, 2014 at 03:17 PM in Friends of Beyond ALS

John Hamburger, President of Franchise Times and Restaurant Finance Monitor helped announce the launch of BeyondALS.org in a recent issue of The Monitor.

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Bellingham Bells & Lou Gehrig's 75th Anniversary

Bellingham Bells & Lou Gehrig's 75th Anniversary
By Jos Cofio on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:25 PM in Friends of Beyond ALS

When we asked Eddie Poplawski, owner of the Bellingham Bells Baseball Club, to help raise awareness and funds, he did not hesitate. He, his GM Nick Caples and the entire Bells crew have put together a great event on the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's Yankee Stadium farewell speech.

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