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Vision Magazine

Vision is a complementary publication to The ALS Association’s vision to “create a world without ALS” and is published twice a year summer and winter. The content of Vision focuses on information of interest to people with ALS, their families, advocates and the entire ALS community, such as research, care services topics, government initiatives, ALS awareness and fundraising efforts, community partners and other subjects important to the community. For your convenience, this publication may be viewed online or downloaded and printed. If you have questions or comments about the Vision, please send them to

Vision Summer 2015


  • ALS in a Petri Dish
  • Making Sense of Antisense and Nonsense
  • The Most Rewarding Year of My Career
  • Corporate Partner Moves the ALS Cause Forward
  • Patrick O’Brien: A Star Among Us
  • Company Puts People with ALS First
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Update: What A Difference
  • Decades of Loveand a Gift of Hope
  • 2015 Walk to Defeat ALS
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Winter 2015

  • Bucket of Ice Heat Up ALS Research
  • Challenge and Hope - Message from the President
  • Building Government Support to Fight ALS
  • Getting Creative for a World Without ALS
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Caregivers Need Care
  • Making a Big Splash
  • The ALS Association 2014 Clinical Conference
  • Progress by the Bucketful Infographic
  • Touching the FutureThe Legacy Society
  • Make Your ALS Promise
  • 2014 Walk to Defeat ALSŪ Recap
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Vision Spring 2014

  • RNA Emerges as a Key Focus
  • Today’s Faces of Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Message from Barbara J. Newhouse
  • 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech
  • One Dollar Difference
  • Spreading ALS Awareness
  • Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence
  • Community of Hope
  • ALS Research
  • Respiratory Decisions in ALS
  • Writing a will is too important to delay
  • Walk to Defeat ALS
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Vision Fall 2013

  • New ALS Clinical Trials
  • Certified Center Cost Study
  • Message from Jane H. Gilbert
  • Tales of Hope, Strength, and Grace
  • Certified Center Program
  • VA Benefits for Surviving Spouses
  • Veteran Reveals his ALS Story
  • A Gift for Ginnie and Marian
  • Campaign Exceeds $50,000 Goal
  • Company Culture of Support
  • Extention of IRA Charitiable Rollover
  • Lasting Legacy of Marital Devotion
  • Community of Hope
  • Walk to Defeat ALS Growth
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Vision Spring 2013

  • Finding ALS Treatments
  • Recent Awards
  • Message from Jane H. Gilbert
  • ALS Athlete
  • Coach Ernie
  • ALS/MND Symposium
  • ALS Philanthropists
  • Making a Promise
  • ALS Research
  • Empowering People with ALS
  • Legacy of Hope
  • Walk to Defeat ALS
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Vision Fall 2012

  • Lawrence R. Barnett’s Legacy
  • Corporate Partners
  • Message from Jane H. Gilbert
  • Good Advice in Difficult Times
  • Community Partners Fight Disease
  • The Care Connection Program
  • People with ALS Making a Difference
  • Why We Walk
  • New Law to Speed Access to Treatments
  • Decades of Love and Gift of Hope
  • An Artistic Flair
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Vision Spring 2012

  • Dr. Olney Dies fom ALS
  • TREAT ALS: New Grants
  • Texas: New Statewide Chapter
  • Bruce Edwards Promise
  • Chapter Care Services
  • One Dollar Difference
  • Cares Services
  • The Defiant Ones
  • Gift of Remembrance
  • Roadmap to a Cure
  • Minor League Baseball Helps
  • Research Webinars
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Fall 2011

  • Common Cause of ALS
  • Baseball - Venue for ALS Awareness
  • Longtime Trustees
  • Accidental Activist
  • Critton’s Family Promise
  • Dean Rasmussen’s Legacy
  • ALS Research Webinars
  • Lesson in Giving Back
  • Sanofi-Aventis Funds Translation

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Vision Fall 2010

  • National ALS Registry
  • Multidisciplinary Care
  • Virtual Support Group
  • CEO/President Message
  • Ohio Family for ALS Awareness Day
  • Program Helps Families with ALS
  • God Heard Him Cry
  • The Laureate Society
  • State-of-the-art Facility
  • Quilters Give Warmth
  • Remembering E. G. Booth
  • ALS/MND Research Meetings

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Vision Spring 2010

  • Antisense Treatment
  • CEO/President Message
  • A Song for Dad
  • Promising Time for ALS Research
  • Enduring Love Advances Fight
  • Svendsen Wins Essey Award
  • In Honor of Lawrence R. Barnett
  • Phi Delta Theta Launches "Iron Phi"
  • Caring and Quality are Permobil
  • A Love Story Inspires
  • Walk to Defeat ALS Raises Millions
  • ALS Association Top Rated

Vision Fall 2009

  • Antisense Clinical Trial
  • Lou Gehrig Speech Big Hit
  • CEO/President Message
  • Veteran Benefits Eligibility
  • Generosity Gene Passed On
  • Corporations for ALS Cure
  • 20 Years of ALS Research
  • Research Dollars Pay Dividends
  • Eagle Scout Supports ALS
  • Legacy of Hope
  • ALS Pin-Up Program

Vision Spring 2009

  • New Gene Discovery
  • Baseball Knocking out ALS
  • A Healing Journey
  • Cure ALS Campaign
  • Cassandra’s Gift
  • Jane H. Gilbert Appointed
  • Mayo Clinic Honor Roll
  • Advocacy Delivers Roadmap to Cure
  • DynaVox Technology
  • Iraq Troops Fight ALS
  • Charitable Gift Annuities