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About us
Just what is ALS? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease, first described in 1869 by the noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Although the cause of ALS is not completely understood, the last decade has brought a wealth of new scientific understanding about the disease that provides hope for the future.

Lou Gehrig first brought national and international attention to the disease in 1939 when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. Most commonly, the disease strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. ALS has cut short the lives of other such notable and courageous individuals as Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Senator Jacob Javits, actors Michael Zaslow and David Niven, creator of Sesame Street Jon Stone, boxing champion Ezzard Charles, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player George Yardley, pro football player Glenn Montgomery, golfer Jeff Julian, golf caddie Bruce Edwards, musician Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter), photographer Eddie Adams, entertainer Dennis Day, jazz musician Charles Mingus, composer Dimitri Shostakovich, former vice president of the United States Henry A. Wallace and U.S. Army General Maxwell Taylor.

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Team Activity

  • Roseline's Group
    Kenya
    Roseline's Group received a loan from Dean to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for theĀ cultivationĀ of maize, as well as a solar light.
    Dean
  • Cranes January 2021 001 Group
    Uganda
    Cranes January 2021 001 Group received a loan from Dean to purchase the ACE One energy system in order to have access to solar power for lighting, charging and cooking in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.
    Dean
  • Mavjuda
    Tajikistan
    Mavjuda received a loan from Dean to pay for her teeth treatment.
    Dean
  • Orzu
    Tajikistan
    Orzu received a loan from Dean to buy a car to provide transportation to his work and his children's schools.
    Dean
  • Muhammad
    Palestine
    Muhammad received a loan from Dean to buy a solar system for his house to reduce the use of electricity and get hot water.
    Dean
  • Jehan
    Palestine
    Jehan received a loan from Dean to buy a solar system for her house to reduce the use of electricity and get hot water.
    Dean

Impact   Updated Hourly

5
Team Members
$4,975
Amount Funded
168
Loans
33.6
Loans per member