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 In the News


Thank you for visiting our "In the News" section, a valuable resource for both the community and media professionals.

Our local headlines can be found below.  The links to the right will lead you to our national news archive, information for the media and an opportunity to receive regular media releases, clinical and scientific updates and other news from ALSA.

Recent Headlines

September 21, 2015

"Doing Good" segment on KNWA




April 2015

Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson visits pALS





May 7, 2014

Wednesdays Out West presented by 103.7 the Buzz

Join the Buzz team as they raise awareness for ALS each Wednesday afternoon in May at the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center in Little Rock

April 5, 2014  Walk to Defeat ALS

To see your photos from the walk, visit website:

Thank you Tim Vasholtz and Monty Coleman!!

March 28, 2013

 Kip Jackson, 2013 Honorary Walk Chair, was featured on THV this morning.

 Great job Kip!


May 16, 2011 - Paul Dunn Golf Tournament

Proceeds from the Golf Classic will benefit the ALS Clinic and the J. Thomas May Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in memory of Paul Dunn and all others who have fought and are currently living with this disease. With your help, UAMS researchers will continue their mission to detect ALS at its earliest stages, find better ways to treat it, and develop new ways to outsmart it and even cure it.



May 2, 2011 20th Anniversary of ALS Awareness Month

TUCSON, Ariz.May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of Americans are living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease), and May is ALS Awareness Month, thanks to a 1992 declaration by the U.S. Congress to help spotlight the tremendous challenges being faced by individuals living with ALS as well as the importance of speeding worldwide research seeking treatments and cures for the fatal disease.

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April 11, 2011 - Walk raises funds for ALS patients, research

A couple of years ago, Michelle Harris of Des Arc knew that something was wrong with her husband, Cyle, but she just couldn’t put her finger on it. Little did she know that the time with her husband was running short. Cyle Harris was a 36-year-old man’s man. He was a firefighter in his community and a retired Army veteran. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors and playing with his children. He was just like many other Arkansas men, until he noticed that something was happening to his body. He first noticed the changes when his speech started to slur. “I would tell him, ‘Stop mumbling. I can’t understand what you’re saying,’” Michelle said.

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April 9, 2011 - The Walk to Defeat ALS in Little Rock was a huge sucess.



February 7, 2011 - Student's Friendship Leads ALS Fundraiser

eb. 7, 2011| A strong friendship among four 12th-grade students recently led to an $8,073 check presentation for ALS research at UAMS. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The ALS clinical program at UAMS follows about 85 Arkansans with ALS under the care and direction of Stacy Rudnicki, M.D., and a team of speech, occupational, respiratory and other medical specialists. 

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