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ALS Association

What is ALS?

ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

Why we support the ALS Association

Eaglewood Supports ALS Association

According to Eaglewood’s founding partner, Pete F. Mulheran, “I never thought that I would become intimately aware of such a terrible disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge was something people were doing to raise funds for something called ALS. It wasn’t until my brother Dan was diagnosed with ALS in late 2018 that I truly understood the magnitude of this horrific disease and how it affects so many families.

ALS is a death sentence with one to five years of intense suffering, both physically and mentally. My brother, Dan Mulheran, faced these challenges with an incredible attitude of positive energy and bravery always more concerned about his caregivers than himself. ALS took his life one year after diagnosis.

Pete continued, “I have committed myself and our company to supporting the ALS Association through volunteer and fundraising events. The first event was a three day adventure trek through Zion National Park, Utah, October 23rd - October 27th 2019. We started the fund raising efforts for this challenge in May of 2019. We were able to raise $17,000.00 that will support research for a cure. My brother Dan would have loved to participate in the incredible beauty of this event! “

Eaglewood ALS Fundraiser Zion

What is Eaglewood is doing?

Our number one goal is funding research for a cure so other families will not be affected by this disease.

  • Eaglewood Technologies has pledged a donation for each anilox roll cleaned in 2020 to the ALS Association.
  • We encourage our customers and industry partners to also consider supporting ALS research! www.alsa.org. Watch our website and social media for more ways to show your support throughout 2020.
  • Pete Mulheran’s Zion Adventure Trek raised nearly $17,000 for ALS.
  • Eaglewood Technologies has formed a team for The Super Hero Dash, May 9th in Minneapolis. Team WWDD (What Would Dan Do) is open to any and all team members!

Stay tuned for more about Eaglewood Technologies’ volunteer and fundraising efforts.

Eaglewood Tech ALS Fundraiser Zion Ntl. Park

Flexo Tech

Flexo Tech is a non-profit educational resource whose mission is to provide training in a compressed timeframe to produce qualified, productive flexographic press operators for a future in flexographic print.

  • Eaglewood has supported Flexo Tech since their inception whether financially, donating equipment or consumables.