The Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation is committed to funding innovative research that aims to develop effectual treatments and ultimately find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of ALS and providing financial assistance to underserved patients on the Central Coast of California.
Martha, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all, battled ALS for two years before it took her life. She vowed to never give up and we promised to fight for her, and all other victims of this relentless disease, until a cure is found.
~BE BRAVE AND STRONG~
(February 1963-December 2012)
The Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation supports ALS TDI to complete our mission of funding cutting edge ALS research. ALS TDI is an incredibly driven non profit biotech company founded by the Heyward brothers in 1999. ALS TDI has intimate ties to the pharmaceutical industry, and it is the only non profit biotech dedicated solely to ALS research. To learn about the most current research at ALS TDI lab, please click here.
For the calendar year of 2016, the Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation chose to dedicate $20,000 of our donor dollars to go toward ALS TDI’s research on the C9orf72 gene. In 2017, we have decided to donate $25,000 toward the drug development of AT-1501 which is currently in the preclinical drug development stage.
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