Fundraising Resources


ALS is not incurable, only underfunded. Please support the ALS Therapy Development Institute in our race against time.

The Race 4 Research benefits the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). At ALS TDI, we are dedicated to discovering and developing effective treatments to end ALS. We will not stop until there are treatments for every single person living with ALS. Our cutting edge approach has resulted in:

  • The rigorous screening of over 400 potential treatments for ALS—more than any other ALS research lab in the world.
  • The world's first Precision Medicine Program, a partnership with people living with ALS, designed to speed up drug discovery and therapeutic development for ALS.
  • ALS TDI becoming the first nonprofit biotech in any disease to develop a potential treatment, AT-1501, and bring it from our own labs, through FDA review and into clinical trial.
  • The improvement of worldwide standards in preclinical drug screening in models of ALS.

You can help us push the pace of research. The more we fundraise, the closer we get to an effective therapy for this horrific disease. All participants will receive a fundraising page where they can share their story, track their fundraising and family and friends can donate. We understand that fundraising can be challenging. The following fundraising resources will get you started. Please contact us at and we would be happy to brainstorm additional ideas!


Fundraising Steps to Success

Nerd out at the Race 4 Research 5K & Walk on Sunday, August 18th, 2019. Featuring a chip-timed nerdy 5k road race (costumes encouraged), 4-mile ALS awareness walk and wheelchair ride along the Charles, and after party with complimentary food and beer, prizes and fun!

8:30 AM — Registration Opens | 9:30 AM — Walk & Wheelchair Ride Begins | 10:00 AM — 5K Road Race Begins

Start and Finish Line Location: 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

Free event parking at the Technology Square Garage (800 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA)

Early Bird Registration - $35 until June 14
Regular Registration Fee - $40 until August 18 at noon
Day-of Registration - $45

The Race 4 Research brings attention to the critical role of science in bringing us closer to a cure for ALS and celebrates the progress made by those extremely smart and talented people who lead the charge. We weren't going to call them nerds, but now that you say that...

Thank You to Our Generous 2019 Sponsors!


Portico Brewing Company



MT Pharma


Finagle A Bagel

Kendall Kitchen