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AUGIE NIETO

Co-Founder, Augie’s Quest

WHY: Fitness industry mogul behind Lifecycle, Life Fitness, Octane Fitness. After stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2005, began campaign to treat and cure ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

RECENT: Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS near start of year announced first human was successfully given a dose of AT-1501, “a promising investigative drug” to treat ALS.

NOTABLE: His group has helped raise about $150M over past decade to fight the disease.

FUN FACTS: Varsity football, wrestling, track. Wife, Lynne; four married children, eight grandchildren, one dog. Fan of “The Sopranos.”

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