The sole purpose of the ALS Finding a Cure® Initiative is funding research to find a cure.
Our goal is to bring together some of the top minds in ALS to develop novel biomarkers and diagnostics, provide resources to help advance new therapies to the clinic, accelerate innovation in clinical trial design, and expand access to shared research resources.
Our team of researchers is led by our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, Chief of Neurology and Director of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the foundation is overseen by Peter N. Foss and Denis Rizzuto. ALS Finding a Cure® is a program of the Leandro P. Rizzuto Foundation. We are proud to report that 100% of donations go directly to funding research.
ALS Finding a Cure® is inspired by and is a tribute to Christie Rizzuto, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2009 at the age of 41. It is Christie, and the many others like her, who drive our work.