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About Racing for ALS
Like ALS TDI, Racing for ALS was inspired by the love of brothers. Following David Lloyd's ALS diagnosis in 2017, he and his brother Scott decided to live life to the fullest and began Racing for ALS. What started as two brothers fulfilling their lifelong dream to race cars turned into something much larger as the racing community embraced the #RacingForDave movement! Today, the Racing for ALS team has raised over $200K to help support ALS TDI's research and to provide grant funding for people with ALS who need financial assistance. In 2019, the Racing for ALS team put on Dave's Race at Virginia International Raceway. The event was a huge success and Dave's Race has become an annual event ever since!
The ALS TDI team was able to take part in Dave's Race 3 in 2021 and experience firsthand the camaraderie of the incredible racing community. ALS TDI has chosen to expand the #RacingForALS program nationally in honor of David Lloyd and all those impacted by ALS. They are proud to work with Scott and David on “Race to End ALS” and provide a new opportunity for others to help end ALS through auto racing.
Our Mission
Race to End ALS driving events benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). ALS TDI is the world's most comprehensive drug discovery lab dedicated solely to ALS. As one of the world's only nonprofit biotech companies, we only answer to our supporters, the ALS community. Our research is funded by the ALS community, a global network of supporters whose lives have been affected by this disease, and who are unified to end ALS.
As the Drug Discovery Engine for ALS, they aim to discover new ALS drugs and work to advance them to human trials – until there are treatments for everyone with ALS.
About ALS
About ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Lou Gehrig's Disease, and Charcot's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. This results in the wasting away of muscle, loss of movement and eventual paralysis. There are an estimated 30,000 people living with ALS in the United States at any given time. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS.