1.Based on U.S. population studies, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year.

2.Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70, with an average age of 55

3.ALS is 20% more common in men than in women.

More facts

1. ALS is not contagus

2. the most common form of ALS in the United States - 90 to 95% of all cases.

3. affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord

4. That's 15 new cases of als a day.

5. Anyone can get als