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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

  • Leonid
    Armenia
    Leonid received a loan from Dean to pay for the solar water heating system, that is pictured, and its installation.
    Dean
  • Office Group
    Lesotho
    Office Group received a loan from Dean to purchase the ACE 1 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
  • Phineas
    Kenya
    Phineas received a loan from Dean to purchase a biodigester to turn farm waste into renewable resources.
    Dean
  • Manal
    Palestine
    Manal received a loan from Dean to build a well to collect rainwater in the winter in order to help to irrigate crops in summer.
    Dean
  • Vladimir
    Moldova
    Vladimir received a loan from Dean to purchase new windows.
    Dean
  • Ghinwa
    Lebanon
    Ghinwa received a loan from Dean to buy home appliances for her apartment and to repair its toilet.
    Dean
  • Samar
    Palestine
    Samar received a loan from Dean to buy a solar system for her house to reduce the use of electricity and get hot water.
    Dean
  • Rosabella
    Philippines
    Rosabella received a loan from Dean to buy a solar lamp.
    Dean
  • Khachik
    Armenia
    Khachik received a loan from Dean to pay for the solar power system (pictured) and its installation.
    Dean
  • Manar
    Palestine
    Manar 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

6
Team Members
$3,950
Amount Funded
136
Loans
22.7
Loans per member