Team Chris Combs hosted their second annual Hope Gala to Defeat ALS on September 29th at the Umstead Hotel in Raleigh, NC. The event raised over $1 million for the second year in a row for Project ALS research, attracting almost 400 guests and featuring a live auction and raffle.
Chris Combs, husband, father of three, and former pitcher for the North Carolina State Wolfpack and Pittsburgh Pirates, was diagnosed with ALS in 2016. Since then, Chris, his wife Gena and their entire community have worked tirelessly to fundraise and collaborate on key Project ALS research initiatives. Thank you to the incredible Chris and Gena Combs.
Watch a beautiful video of the Combs family and the Hope Gala:
The current issue of Neuroscience journal is dedicated to the staggering contributions to science made by longtime Project ALS Research Advisory Board Chair Thomas M. Jessell, PhD, before his death from the rare neurodegenerative disease progressive supranuclear palsy on April 28, 2019, at 67.