Clubs for the Quest™ Combines Physical Fitness and Philanthropy to End ALS

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Global health and fitness brands to host hundreds of fundraising events in 2015 to fund ALS research

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Today, Augie’s Quest announced that global and national health and fitness brands will participate in its ninth annual Clubs for the Quest™ fundraising campaign. Throughout the year, participating organizations will host events and activities to increase awareness of ALS and raise funds for ALS research being conducted at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research, with the goal of finding effective treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

“Clubs for the Quest™ is both simple and powerful! Hosting an event at your club has the ability to strengthen the relationships of staff-members, and members-members. This program can raise much needed funds to help find a cure for ALS / Lou Gehrig’s disease,” says Pat Laus, CEO of The Atlantic Club and Clubs for the Quest™ founder.

Clubs for the Quest™ has raised more than $4.6 million for ALS research since 2006 with the help of its health and fitness brand partners, including Bally Total Fitness, Bay Club Company, Crunch Fitness, LA Fitness, Newtown Athletic Club, Zumba, and others.

“Just like the Ice Bucket Challenge, where millions participated in a single event and raised funds for ALS research, the health and fitness partners which make up Clubs for the Quest™ give people access to local events where they can contribute to meaningful research to end ALS,” says Steve Perrin, Ph.D., CEO and CSO of the ALS Therapy Development Institute. “Every dollar raised through Clubs for the Quest will help fund crucial research projects at the Institute, such as our precision medicine program, which empowers people living with ALS to participate in the quest for a cure.”

To learn more about participating organizations and to register for a Clubs for the Quest™ event, please visit http://clubsforthequest.org/.

About Augie’s Quest
The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised more than $44 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments- making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS!

All funds raised by Augie’s Quest benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute (http://www.ALS.net), the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Support comes from a huge network of national events and promotions, including the BASH for Augie’s Quest, Tradition of Hope Gala and widely successful campaigns within the very generous fitness industry, such as the Clubs for the Quest, as well as a hugely innovative joint-fundraising initiative called the ClubCorp Charity Classic which benefits Augie's Quest and other local charities chosen by that networks members directly. For more information, visit http://www.augiesquest.org.

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