Millions Raised In Challenge for ALS

EUGENE, Ore. — The “Ice Bucket Challenge” is getting a warm reception from people all across the country and advocates for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease research say it has done more than they could have ever imagined. As of Monday, the ALS Association has received more than $15 million in donations … Continue reading »

OSU Discovers Possible ALS Breakthrough

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University have helped discover a potential therapy for people suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease. With the help from scientists in Australia and the United Kingdom, OSU researchers say they have discovered that a copper compound – already used for other purposes – may also form the basis for a therapy for Amyotrophic … Continue reading »

Dutch Bros. Raises Money for MDA

EUGENE, Ore. — You can have that cup of coffee you always get and give back to your community Friday. Dutch Bros. stands are donating their proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday for Drink One for Dane Day. When the company’s co-founder, Dane Boersma, died in 2009 of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, it wanted to … Continue reading »

Walk to Defeat ALS

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 100 people walked through downtown Eugene Saturday with the hopes of defeating one of the deadliest diseases out there. The Walk to Defeat ALS event was put on by the ALS Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that … Continue reading »