Project ALS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. In 1998, Jenifer Estess, a thirty-five year old New York theater and film producer, was diagnosed with ALS. Her doctor told her to “max out her credit cards and eat junk food.” At that time, ALS doctors and scientists worked mostly in isolation, with little support. No one was working together. Jenifer, her friends and family, set out to change that–and make a difference in the lives of people diagnosed with ALS. They founded Project ALS, and set forth a new paradigm for ALS research.