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Ann Arbor Active Against ALS is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for research toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), while raising awareness of the disease, encouraging physical activity, and building a compassionate community.

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Ann Arbor Active Against ALS is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for research toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), while raising awareness of the disease, encouraging physical activity, and building a compassionate community.

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Latest News

  • 2013 Rivalry Ride Success

    Congrats Sam Sugerman & Riders! 2nd Annual Stadium to Stadium Rivalry Ride raises nearly $5000!

  • Thank You!

    The Knight Foundation granted Active Against ALS nearly $20,000 to support a marketing project.

  • Exciting ALS Research!

    The first human clinical trial of a stem-cell treatment for ALS being led by Dr. Eva Feldman.

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    The Facts

    The Facts
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease is a disorder that’s also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The official name comes from these Greek words: “a” for without, “myo” for muscle, “trophic” for nourishment, “lateral” for side (of the spinal cord), “sclerosis” for hardening or scarring.