Prize4Life

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Prize4Life
Formation June 2007; 11 years ago (2007-06)
Founder Avi Kremer
Type Non-profit
Location
Website Prize4Life
Prize4Life Israel

Prize4Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery of treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and motor neurone disease. The organization uses the inducement prize contest model. It was founded in 2007 by Avi Kremer, an Israeli student at Harvard Business School, who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 29.[1]

On February 3, 2011, Prize4Life announced the award of their first prize, the $1M ALS Biomarker Prize, to Dr. Seward Rutkove for his development of a tool to track the progression of the disease.[1]

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  1. ^ a b $1 Million to Inventor of Tracker for A.L.S., The New York Times, February 8, 2011

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