It's a Whole New Ballgame for ALS Research

Live Like Lou teams up with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

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Support LiveLikeLou's It’s a Whole New Ballgame for ALS Research campaign to team up with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee, to establish new, pre-clinical, and innovative ALS science at this top-tier research institution.

Our commitment is to help fund Middle Tennessee's largest investment in ALS discovery and build a community of support to sustain new science for this disease that needs more ‘at bats’ to find  treatments or a cure.

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Meet Nashville's Evan and Eben, a courageous family facing the ALS journey, committed to our campaign for ALS research at VUMC. Read more about their story in VUMC's 2022 impact report.

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Today's basic research investments are tomorrow's treatments and cures. Learn more about Live Like Lou's commitment to basic ALS science.

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Our phase one goal is to raise $3.5 million and help recruit a translational scientist (MD/PhD, MD or PhD) to serve as VUMC’s new Director of ALS Research, charged with leading pre-clinical, novel science investigations, building a diverse, dynamic, and productive research laboratory, and supporting the ALS clinical practice and research, leveraging the excellent research capabilities and reputation of the Vanderbilt community.

Thank you for helping us to leave ALS better than we found it!

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About the Live Like Lou Foundation
The Live Like Lou Foundation was established in 2017 as a national nonprofit with a vision to leave ALS better than we found it. Named in honor of MLB Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, a Phi Delta Theta Fraternity member, Live Like Lou supports ALS families, funds emerging researchers seeking meaningful treatments and cures for ALS, and helps generate awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the face of his ALS diagnosis, Lou Gehrig continued to live his life with courage, determination, and gratitude... this is what we mean when we say, 'live like Lou.'

In Lou’s memory, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity members have served more than 300 ALS families through Live Like Lou. Learn more about the Live Like Lou Foundation on our website at livelikelou.org.

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