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]
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There is currently no effective treatment or cure for ALS. There is a single medicine, Riluzole/Rilutek,that extends survival only 2 to 3 months.