Company Profile

The Manchester Project

Founded: 2012

​Is a registered Non Profit Organization 501(c)3.
We are dedicated to Spreading ALS(Lou Gehrig’s Disease) awareness, Raising Funds for, viable and leading, edge Treatments for ALS through our Outreach(Bringing pALS to Saints games), Gifting programs and continue to educate our ALS Family which will allow our pALS(people with ALS) to live happier and more productive lives UNTIL A CURE IS FOUND.
“Never Surrender” Mark Manchester
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About Us

n July 7, 2011, I (Mark Manchester) was diagnosed with ALS. After undergoing evaluations by several doctors, the diagnosis was confirmed. I was really in denial at that point. After a couple of months, I realized I could not just curl up and die. I knew I had to do something so I adopted the win-win approach for this disease. I enrolled in Trials that could possibly help my generation , if not then Maybe it could help the next generation of pALS(people with ALS), that would be a win and If this was the Lords way of taking me home then that would also be a win. We founded “The Manchester Project”in 2012 to continue to help find a Treatment or cure for ALS,

We sponsor several events throughout the year to raise funds for the cause.


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What is ALS(Lou Gehrig's Disease)?

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.