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.
Jim Szumko was diagnosed with ALS in May 2008. Soon after, he and his wife, Gustie, moved from Saline to Ann Arbor to live near their son and his family… [more]
- March 29, 2014
- 6th Annual Box Car DerbyStarts: 10:00 amEnds: March 29, 2014 - 1:00 pmLocation: 1608 South University AveDescription: REGISTER at: http://bit.ly/1cruqoy
- April 1, 2014
- 5th Annual April Fool's Twinkie RunStarts: 6:15 pmEnds: April 1, 2014 - 8:15 pmDescription: Register at: http://bit.ly/1fFgGRr
Congrats Sam Sugerman & Riders! 2nd Annual Stadium to Stadium Rivalry Ride raises nearly $5000!
The Knight Foundation granted Active Against ALS nearly $20,000 to support a marketing project.
The first human clinical trial of a stem-cell treatment for ALS being led by Dr. Eva Feldman.
In Michigan, it is estimated that there are over 1,000 people with ALS. There are 200 newly diagnosed cases every year. Michigan currently has the second highest rate of ALS in the United States.