Mission

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.

Search our site

Raising Funds Raising Hopes

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.

Up-Coming Events

April 1, 2019

2019 Twinkie Run

 
 

Together We’ve Raised:

$ 550,000 for ALS Research!

 

Ten-Year Anniversary Campaign:

Created using the Donation Thermometer plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/donation-thermometer/.150,000$150,000$Raised 150,000$ towards the 150,000$ target.

Latest News

  • Spring 2019 Newsletter

    10-Year Anniversary Gala recap, remembering our friend, neighbor, founding board member, and so much more, Suzanne Ross, plus fun events coming up soon.

  • Fall 2018 Newsletter

    Annual update from Bob & Gretchen, Supporter Spotlight on Mitch Garner, 10-Year Anniversary Gala update, many many Thank Yous and more!

  • May 10 is ALS Awareness Day in Ann Arbor

    On Monday, May 7, the honorable Mayor Christopher Taylor proclaimed May 10th as ALS Awareness Day in Ann Arbor for our organization’s 10th year of being Active Against ALS!

  • Knight Foundation Grant

    A two-year grant from the James A. and Faith Knight Foundation will support our first paid Program Administrator.

  • Barmada Lab Tour

    We toured the busy lab of Dr. Sami Barmada whose team is taking on ALS with cutting edge research.

  • Get Involved!

    The Facts

    The Facts
  • In the U.S., over 30,000 people are currently living with ALS and approximately 5,600 people are diagnosed each year. That means there is a new diagnosis about every 90 minutes.