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ALS Awareness Month

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 9, 2019 Show 573 Hour 1

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys the ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe.

The well-publicized ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised $115 million during the summer of 2014. It helped spur a huge increase in the reasearch budget for ALS.

May is ALS Awareness Month. Stacey Donovan is the South Dakota Outreach Manager for the Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter of the ALS Foundation.

  Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.