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Voices from the Sector: An Interview with Calaneet Balas, President & CEO, The ALS Association

 

In this Voices from the Sector interview, Makiyah Moody and Calaneet Balas talk about the significance of the work of the ALS Association, the impact of COVID-19 on access to care, the silver linings that have developed through increased connectivity, and what is on the horizon this upcoming year.

  • [2:00] The important work of the ALS Association towards finding a cure for ALS
  • [4:02] How COVID-19 is influencing access to care that would normally be available through the ALS Association
  • [6:47] The silver lining of medicine and other silver linings that have shone through this time, such as increased participation in support groups and elevated levels of communication and connectivity
  • [8:31] The most effective ways of raising funds to find a cure for ALS, recognizing that it is a long game
  • [10:12] How the philanthropic sector can better support through less restrictive funding
  • [12:55] What is on the horizon for the upcoming year
  • [15:11] How the ALS Association is leveraging collaboration and the sharing of resources to ensure efforts towards finding a cure are not duplicated, but enhanced, by working together
  • [19:40] A visualization of the legacy that Calaneet would like to leave through her work with the Association
  • [21:28] #WeCantWait campaign that speaks to the present and the urgency of anyone living with ALS

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1 thought on “Voices from the Sector: An Interview with Calaneet Balas, President & CEO, The ALS Association

  1. It seems to me that we need another big find raising exercise like the IceBucket challenge. It will continue to raise awareness and raise funds at a higher level.

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