Collaborative partner of the Hope Center

The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders is a collaborative alliance between Washington University in St. Louis and Hope Happens (previously “ALS Hope”). Hope Happens is a St. Louis-based non-profit public charity that 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.

Christopher Wells Hobler Lab for ALS Research

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

Evening of Hope

An annual gala raising money for Hope Happens, the Evening of Hope includes presentation of the Spirit of Hope Award.

Hope Happens and the Hope Center