Orangetheory Fitness Raises $2M for ALS Research Foundation Augie’s Quest
March 15, 2017 - als
Thanks to a support of a authorization owners, coaches, studio staff and some-more than 430,000 members opposite a U.S., Orangetheory Fitness was means to some-more than double a strange aim of $1 million.
During a #IBurnForALS debate — from Feb. 20 to Mar 5 — some-more than 620 Orangetheory studios opposite a U.S. speedy their members to present income to a cause.
“We have been blown divided by a munificence of a members and are intensely unapproachable to be means to donate $2,085,305 to Augie’s Quest to assist a quarrel opposite ALS,” Dave Long, co-founder and CEO of Orangetheory Fitness, pronounced in a news release. “ALS is not an incorrigible disease; it’s an underfunded one, and with this contribution, we wish to change that.”
Augie’s Quest was co-founded by Augie Nieto and his mother Lynne. Nieto, who ran several fitness-related companies, was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and has given been entirely committed to raising supports for the means by events and collaborations around a world.
The income will be used to support investigate during the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that is dedicated to anticipating a heal for ALS.
The institute’s slicing corner investigate has led to a find of AT-1501, a new antibody that acts in a rarely targeted, disease-specific approach to tamp down a defence system, and is a intensity ALS treatment. The hospital also pioneered a ALS Precision Medicine Program, one of a best programs and partnerships with ALS patients to learn other intensity therapies.
“I’m impossibly desirous by a Orangetheory members and nonmembers comparison who came together to minister to a extravagantly successful #IBurnForALS campaign,” pronounced Nieto, a arch impulse officer for Augie’s Quest and authority of a house for a ALS Therapy Development Institute.
“This debate could not have come during a some-more vicious time for ALS research. Thanks to Orangetheory Fitness, we am assured that we will strech a ultimate idea to support those available diagnosis and find a cure,” he said.
The initial Orangetheory Fitness studio non-stop in 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The association now has franchises in some-more than 620 studios in 45 U.S. states and 12 countries.
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