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Thanks to the Crawford Family for choosing Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS as the beneficiary of their 2022 golf outing in August. Today, proceeds of $226,295 were granted to fund the Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Translational Research Center at the ALS Therapy Development institute. 

These funds are part of a larger $5.8 million grant from Augie’s Quest to ALS TDI through 2024 that was established to fund the discovery of new candidate drugs to slow, stop, or even reverse ALS disease progression. It will help to strengthen existing and future research efforts by aiming to dissect mechanisms of clinical ALS, and use the knowledge to develop new, more powerful drug discovery platforms and facilitate more effective drug development for ALS. 

“We’re grateful to the Crawford family for their dedication to funding ALS research,” wrote Augie Nieto, Chairman of Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. “We know ALS is curable, and the more champions that support our critical mission, the closer we will get to a cure.”

Sponsors from the tournament included the San Francisco Giants, BiRite Foodservice Distributors, Fragomen, Wasserman, the Brandon Crawford Baseball Camp, the Heller Family, the San Francisco 49ers, Pure Storage, Bitwise, Holmes Helping Hands, the Golden State Warriors and Harmony Capital, LLC.  Special thanks to Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS board member Paul Sallaberry and his wife, Nancy, for their sponsorship and involvement in the tournament.  

The highlight of the event was the engagement from those living with ALS.  Thank you to Osiel Mendoza for sharing his story Read it here

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