Tag: ALS

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists unexpectedly find ALS affects sensory neurons involved in movement

The same nerves that keep a person from crushing a flower or dropping a water glass are teaching scientists something new about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Shenandoah University baseball team to host ALS Walk

The Shenandoah University baseball team will host its second-ever ALS Walk this Saturday, September 26. Spearheaded by the baseball team and assisted by various additional SU athletic programs including football, softball and women’s lacrosse, the second-ever walk begins at 9 a.m. and runs through campus.

Central Shenandoah EMS Council EMT programs receive accreditation

Central Shenandoah EMS Council is pleased to announce that it recently received accreditation from the Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) for its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training programs.

Mary Baldwin College Events: Sept.11-22

The busy event calendar at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., for the period Sept. 11-22.

Mary Baldwin College events: Sept. 8-16

Upcoming events at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.

Will Hammer: End the Drug War

Ending the Drug War and legalizing marijuana would save us at least $15 billion per year at the Federal level and at least another $25 billion at the state and local level.

Husband and wife each running for Congress in Virginia

Dr. Ken and Elaine Hildebrandt made Virginia history this year as the first husband and wife on the ballots for Congress.

JMU Duke Dog answers #IceBucketChallenge

The JMU Duke Dog answers the #IceBucketChallenge to raise money and awareness for research into ALS.

#IceBucketChallenge claims Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. In addition to donating $100 to support ALS research, Chris took a bucket of actual ice to the head.

AFP’s Crystal Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Augusta Free Press LLC Vice President Crystal Graham took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today. Augusta Free Press will donate $100 to ALS on her behalf and challenges other local businesses and individuals to match our donation! Clients, you are up!

Waynesboro YMCA answers ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Staff and volunteers at the Waynesboro Family YMCA answer the #IceBucketChallenge to raise money and awareness for ALS research, and issue a few challenges of their own!

Beef with #IceBucketChallenge?

So you’ve got an issue with the viral #iceBucketChallenge videos in your Facebook feed. Everybody’s doin’ it, and that’s your issue. People are such lemmings. They’re not doing it for the right reasons. They’re just doin’ it to be cool. It’s not about raising money for ALS. It’s just people wanting to be trendy.

Video: JMU field hockey accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

JMU field hockey Head Coach Christy Morgan, Assistant Coach Jenn Johnstone and Affiliate Coach Bronwen Gainsford accept the #ALSIceBucketChalleng­e on the second day of preseason.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp on Aug. 15.


Charlottesville Fire, MDA kick off 80th annual Boot Campaign

Members of the City of Charlottesville Fire Department and Charlottesville Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 2363, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the fire fighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Charlottesville area.

Video: Frank Beamer accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Virginia Tech’s head coach Frank Beamer has accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Find out who Beamer has challenged!