I want to tell you about a great organization that is working to find a cure for ALS. Please follow the following link to learn more: https://augiesquest.org/
Here is an introduction to Augie found on their website, ” OUR STORY- Augie Nieto is the successful fitness industry mogul behind Lifecycle, Life Fitness, and Octane Fitness. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. With guidance from a team of friends, researchers, and medical experts, Augie came to understand the bleak reality that ALS lacked the critical support or widespread research needed to find treatment and cures. Augie co-founded Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. Through events, partnerships, and fundraising activities around the globe, Augie continues to drive success by funding cutting edge ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a leader in building enterprise for an industry dedicated to maintaining muscle strength and performance, it is tragic irony that Augie’s disease robs him of the strength and use of his body. But, rest assured, his mind and spirit have been left unscathed. Augie’s inexorable drive to work and achieve has never been stronger. Pairing his ALS activism with his superb business acumen, Augie has transformed the ALS space. As Chris Clawson says, “They may call it Lou Gehrig’s disease, but they will call it Augie’s Cure.”
Augie is an inspiring leader whom I hope to meet one day.