Hope Happens

The Hope Center is a collaborative alliance between Washington University and Hope Happens. Read More

Hope Happens

The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders is a collaborative alliance between Washington University in St. Louis and Hope Happens. Hope Happens (previously “ALS Hope”) is a St. Louis-based non-profit public charity, and was founded in 2002 by Chris Hobler and his family. Hope Happens’ objective is to find cures for neurological disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”), by funding innovative research and inspiring scientific collaboration. Chris Hobler saw his diagnosis of ALS as an opportunity to lead the fight against this and other neurological disorders. Although Chris lost his battle with ALS in February 2005, his mission continues in a tangible way through Hope Happens and its funding of the Hope Center.

Thanks to generous support from the community, Hope Happens has turned one family’s fight against ALS into the fight of many against society’s major neurological disorders.

This video premiered at the 2018 Evening of Hope.

Fourteenth Annual Evening of Hope

The 14th Annual Evening of Hope was held on May 5 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.  Dr. Timothy Miller, the David Clayson Professor of Neurology and Director of the Christopher Wells Hobler Lab for ALS Research, accepted the Spirit of Hope Award in honor of his past and continuous contributions to ALS research.

Jeremy Davenport, a St. Louis native and vital part of the New Orleans music scene, performed vibrant and playful music while smiles and applause filled the theater.

Hope Happens posted a photo gallery of Evening of Hope to Facebook, here.

Christopher Wells Hobler Lab

A generous gift from the Hobler Family created the Christopher Wells Hobler Lab for ALS Research.

Hobler Lab

Evening of Hope Archive

For previous years, click the links below.

2017 Evening of Hope

2015 Evening of Hope

2014 Evening of Hope