Researchers, doctors, trailblazers and caregivers are excited about a new center that will hopefully cure a disease that affects hundreds of people in South Carolina.  

Dozens came to Roper hospital Wednesday to learn more about the Loy Stewart and George Wendt foundation.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects hundreds of people in South Carolina. The true number of people living with the disease is hard to tell, due to the short lifespan of people with the disease and challenges in receiving a proper diagnosis.

If you or a loved one have ALS you can call the Roper St. Francis research and innovation center at 843-724-2302 to take part in this study. If you want to give to this effort, you can donate by clicking here.