Prize4Life was founded in 2006 with a singular mission: to accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS, a terminal disease whose cause has eluded scientists for over a century. Since then, we have successfully launched and awarded several prizes and programs that have taken us closer to fulfilling that mission.
Prize4Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Our mission is to accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS by using powerful incentives to attract new people and drive innovation.
As an organization dedicated to realizing a world without ALS, Prize4Life values:
Results: Prize4Life is an innovative "results-based" not-for-profit organization. Effective treatments and a cure for ALS are the organization's most highly prized results. The pursuit of tangible results informs and motivates everything we do.
Creative Innovation: We know that the solutions to some of the biggest challenges in ALS research will require out-of-the-box thinking, and some of the most critical discoveries may come from unlikely places. We encourage creative approaches and reward outcomes regardless of the scientific discipline from which they originated.
Global ALS Collaboration: ALS observes no geographic boundaries and neither do we. Prize4Life is committed to facilitating collaboration with those best positioned to help us create a world without ALS, regardless of where in the world these individuals and organizations may be.