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Pictured from left are Nick Seidell, Stefanie Venable, Janice Overbeck, Dr. Jonathan Glass, Gunar Overbeck and Gail Siedell. Photo special to the MDJ.

Approximately 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year and the average survival time is three years after diagnosis.

Since its inception in 2016, the Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team’s non-profit JO Gives Inc. has been making donations to Emory University’s ALS Research Center annually.

Team leader Janice Overbeck made a recent donation of $25,000 to Dr. Jonathan Glass and his research team at the center. To date, Overbeck has contributed $101,500 over the past three years as she has made a commitment to help find a cure for the disease that took her father’s life.

The ALS Center is engaged in research ranging from answering questions about the causes of ALS to the clinical trials of new treatment drugs to benefit those with the disease. Many ALS patients are living longer and more productive lives as research advances into the causes, ways of preventing, and of treating the disease.

For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.neurology.emory.edu/ALS/research/.

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