A Star-Studded Evening To Fight Disease
February 11, 2016
Watch As Stars Like Ben Stiller Support Project A.L.S.
Project A.L.S., founded by Jenifer Estess, is a non-profit organization devoted to understanding, treating, and ultimately, curing ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that (combined with the closely-related Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease) are a 21st century health crisis. In ten years, 1 in 25 Americans will be affected with a neurodegenerative disease.
The evening honored Project A.L.S. co-chair F. Jonathan Dracos for his achievements in leadership and also presented the Inaugural Tom Kirchoff Family Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The evening was topped off with a celebrity version of the “Family Feud.” The “Tomorrow is Tonight” event at Cipriani netted over $1 million for research.
Behind the Mystery is a special segment dedicated to revolutionizing the way the health care system works for those suffering from a rare and genetic disorder.
Behind the Mystery takes a closer look at one of the two types of Polycystic Kidney disease. Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, or ADPKD, is a rare, genetic condition.
Behind the Mystery takes a closer look at Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, a rare disease that is often misdiagnosed and affects at least 500 to 1,000 patients each year in the U.S.