ALS Association Official Blog 4/7/17: ABC Affiliate in Boston Airs “Unlocking ALS” Special. Last night, WCVB, the Boston ABC affiliate, featured a half-hour show called “Unlocking ALS,” highlighting all the great work coming out of the Boston area in the fight against ALS. The importance of participating in ALS clinical trials was emphasized (in the third link below) by Stephen Winthrop, member of The Association’s National Board of Trustees, who also gave a tour of his home that is full of advanced technology focused on maintaining mobility, accessibility and safety. The show did a wonderful job covering all the progress that has occurred since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (ALS IBC), an organic online movement that catapulted ALS into the spotlight while raising $220 million worldwide. From the ALS IBC, The ALS Association received $115 million dollars, of which over $77 million has been dedicated to research.
The show is available online via the links below:
Part 1: Unlocking ALS
Part 2: ALS: Improvements in Technology
Part 3: ALS: New Research & Studies
Part 4: ALS: The Search for a Cure