Elected Hawaii Officials Pitch-In to Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease at a Historic Event on 4/11

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Elected Hawaii Officials Pitch-In to Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease at a historic event on 4/11. The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will be holding its inaugural round table discussion "Ask the Experts -- Building a Future on Hope Through Research, Advocacy and Patient Care" this Monday April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. OHA Trustee Robert Lindsey and Trustee Aide Jeremy Hopkins will be in attendance, and the event has received a warm Aloha and support from Senator Daniel Inouye, Governor Abercrombie, Mayor Bernard Carvalho, and Mayor Peter Carlisle. This historic event is an opportunity for people who are living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, their families and friends.

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OHA Trustee Robert Lindsey and Aide Jeremy Hopkins will be in attendance, and this historic event has received a warm Aloha from Senator Inouye, Governor Abercrombie, Representative Tsuji, Mayor Carvalho, and Mayor Carlisle.

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will be holding its inaugural round table discussion, "Ask the Experts -- Building a Future on Hope Through Research, Advocacy and Patient Care" this Monday April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu. OHA Trustee Robert Lindsey and Trustee Aide Jeremy Hopkins will be in attendance, and the event has received a warm Aloha and support from Senator Daniel Inouye, Governor Abercrombie, Representative Clift Tsuji, Mayor Bernard Carvalho, and Mayor Peter Carlisle. This historic event is an opportunity for people who are living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, their families and friends. Special guest speakers will include:

  •     Dr. Lucie Bruijn, Chief Scientist with the ALS Association, discussing "Commitment to a Cure," a review of the most promising developments in ALS research;
  •     Steve Gibson, Chief Public Policy Officer, The ALS Association, discussing "Roadmap to a Cure," concerning advocacy and public policy efforts that impact the ALS community and support the search for a treatment and cure;
  •     Dr. Robert G. Miller, Medical Director of the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center, speaking on "The Standard of Care for ALS," an update on integrating community and clinic-based care through a multidisciplinary team approach
  •     Special remarks from Fred B. Fisher, President and CEO, The ALS Association Golden West Chapter.

All are welcome to attend at no charge. (Parking fees required by the hotel). Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Giovanna D'Angelo , Director of Special Events at (818)-292-1758 or by email at gdangelo(at)alsagoldenwest(dot)org if you have questions.

The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

For more information about The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, visit our Web site at http://www.alsagoldenwest.org or call (866)-750-2572 (ALSA)

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