Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Every 90, 85, 80, 75 Minutes

"Every 90 Minutes" has been a tagline that organizations have used for over a decade to describe how often someone dies from ALS in the US.

Take a look at CDC death certificate data  --

The number has been steadily increasing.  Based on an average of 7000 ALS deaths per year in the US in recent years, the tagline is missing 3 American funerals every day.

It's every 75 minutes, and that number is quickly approaching one funeral per hour.

The tagline should be "Every 75 Minutes and Not Getting Any Better."

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