HOPE HAPPENS

If you know people affected by a debilitating neurological disease, honor them and build hope by accelerating the search for treatments and cures.

OUR VISION

We will discover and implement treatments and cures for neurological diseases in our lifetime.

BUILD OUR MOVEMENT

We invite you to join us so, together, we can accelerate research, inspire hope and honor those we know and love.

WHY “HOPE HAPPENS”

Everyone knows someone with a neurological disorder that has no cure…Alzheimer’s, Autism, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Huntington’s, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, and many more. So everyone has a reason to hope.

No patient should hear, “There is no treatment. There is no cure.” But when it comes to neurological disorders, treatments and cures continue to evade us.

We reject the notion that there is no hope, and choose instead to build a movement that accelerates innovative research and inspires hope. We encourage you to join us as we ask…

WHO DO YOU KNOW? WHAT IS YOUR HOPE?

HOW HOPE HAPPENS

We founded Hope Happens on the premise that a discovery in one neurological disease or scientific discipline is likely to lead to a discovery in another. So, in 2004, we partnered with Washington University in St. Louis to launch the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders.

The Hope Center brings together more than 123 principal investigators from 20 different Washington University departments whose expertise spans many different disciplines and diseases.

Hope Center’s pioneering approach — sharing research and resources across multiple disorders — has led to significant breakthroughs and laid a foundation for more to come. We are forging paths to treatments and cures.

HELP HOPE HAPPEN

DONATE. EDUCATE. SHOUT-OUT. Your gift accelerates ground-breaking research. By educating others and spreading the word, you expand our movement.  When you Shout-Out for Hope, you share your story about a friend or loved and inspire others to hope. The best way to honor those you know is to draw inspiration and build hope from their stories.

HOPE HAPPENS VIDEO

It’s quite likely that if we find treatments that are helpful for one disease that we can take what we learned from that and apply it to other diseases…

Dr. Suzanne Schindler, MD, PhD

LATEST NEWS FROM HOPE HAPPENS AND THE HOPE CENTER

Amazing, Isn’t it?

Your contributions to Hope Happens have a lasting impact, and great news keeps coming from the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders. This year, researchers at the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders lead by Dr. Randell Bateman developed a blood test for...

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Remembering Dr. William H. Danforth

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of  Washington University’s Chancellor Emeritus William H. “Bill” Danforth, on September 16, 2020. Dr. Danforth served Washington University for more than 65 years, including 24 as 13th chancellor,...

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New drug shows early promise against inherited form of ALS

Great news from the Hope Center - Tim Miller, MD, PhD, who is one of the nation’s foremost researchers on ALS, developed an experimental drug (tofersen) for a form of genetic ALS that is now moving into a Phase 3 clinical trial. Phase 3 is designed to further evaluate...

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