was created in 2018 in order to raise funds towards the research of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a disease that causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles, which causes muscle weakness and lack of muscle functionality. Although medication and therapy can slow the progression, there is no known cure. When Lyle Rakers was diagnosed, a group of his friends, including his best friend Jim Rable, created the foundation to help find a cure for this devastating disease. All funds are donated to the Miller Lab at Washington University, which is dedicated to understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and dementias in order to develop new, effective, and safe treatments…and ultimately, a cure.