Support ALS Research

Why Support TDI?

TDI works faster and smarter than any other ALS research lab in the world. Over 85 cents of every dollar you donate goes directly into the lab, paying for more experiments, newer equipment, and additional research studies. But that's not the only reason to support TDI.

We're leading the way.

We dedicate 100% of our time and money to finding a treatment for ALS. Our unique, comprehensive research approach looks at all potential treatments. And every year, our lab tests more than three dozen drugs completely and rigorously. No one else in the field leads the fight against ALS like TDI.

We're accountable, credible, and efficient.

Don't just take our word for it. We've earned's top rating for two of the last three years, and TDI outperforms every other ALS organization in the U.S. And, we're also the recipient of the largest grant ever given by the world's largest ALS research funder, The Muscular Dystrophy Association. The MDA has given TDI nearly $23 million to date. Further, other grant making organizations, such as Prize4Life, require that funding applicants use our program as a guide.

We were the first. We're still the best.

Founded in 1999, TDI was the first non-profit biotech in the field. And while other labs claim that it takes $1.8 billion and 13 years to find a new ALS therapeutic, we're focused on breaking free from that paradigm and reducing the time and cost of drug development for patients today.

Our research might help cure Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Because we run research studies on all facets of ALS, our findings can be applied to many other diseases. Finding a cure for one could be a breakthrough for other fields.


Skylar & Erin Werde (Twin Cities, MN)"TDI has not only been a tremendous advocate,educator,and support system for those dealing with friends, relatives and acquaintances battling ALS, but they provide a consistent understanding and caring network. That is why we support TDI and their efforts to slow and stop this terrible disease." -- Skylar & Erin Werde (Twin Cities, MN)

The Reich Family (Piedmont, CA)"We weren’t sure how to ask for help or what might people might enjoy. We received great support in planning and running the event with volunteers handling major parts of the event. Ultimately, the event was especially gratifying and perhaps the best therapy for all of us in this struggle with the worst of diseases. We were overwhelmed by the love, concern, and warmth demonstrated by our family and friends. We were grateful for all the support, but I think our friends and family were also grateful because we had provided a venue for them to help us and to show their love for us. With all the hard work you might conclude we would not repeat the event. But what we found in subsequent years is that the event has become much easier and less stressful." -- The Reich Family (Piedmont, CA)