Indestructible Documentary Follows ALS Patient's Fight

The Chicago Tribune gave Ben Beyer’s film “Indestructible” 3 1/2 stars today. The movie about Beyer’s fight against ALS (which he lost on July 3,2008, when he passed away) captures three years of his struggle.

In a movie review on the Chicago Tribune website, reporter, Maureen Hart said that Beyer’s fighting spirit survives because of his documentary.

You can read the full review of the film here.


2008 ALS Advocacy Day

ALS Association of Greater New York met with Legislators During the National Advocacy Conference in WashingtonD.C.

On May, 2008, the ALS Association of Greater New York sought support of legislators in WashingtonD.C. for proposed bills establishing a national registry and appropriation of funds toward research. Also on the agenda was securing government benefits for veterans afflicted with the disease as they run a higher risk of contracting ALS, especially 1991 Gulf War service persons, according to recent studies.

Read all about it here.