Run for ALD

Dedicated to Finding a Cure for Adrenoleukodystrophy

What is ALD?

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, genetic disease which attacks the spinal cord and white matter of the brain. It is best known as the disease portrayed in the 1993 movie “Lorenzos Oil” starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon. ALD manifests primarily in males, and often progresses rapidly — without early treatment, boys and young men who are affected typically lose all cognitive and physical functions, and deteriorate into a vegetative state leading to death in two to three years.

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Run for ALD's Mission

The mission of Run for ALD is to raise awareness of Adrenoleukodystrophy, to raise money for ALD research, and to support efforts to implement ALD newborn screening in all 50 states in the United States, and around the world. All of the proceeds of the Run For ALD benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a non-profit hospital dedicated to treating, preventing and ultimately curing ALD and other neurogenetic diseases.  All funds donated to Kennedy Krieger Institute are earmarked for adrenoleukodystrophy research.