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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • September 28, 2014
  • October 18, 2014
    • 2nd Annual Beerfest for ALS
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: October 18, 2014 - 9:30 pm
      Location: Burns Park Warming Hut
      Description: Fun, casual fall evening in the park - features LIVE music, fine local homebrews, brewed rootbeer, chili cook-off, brats, pretzels and more.
      DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1pG2IK9
      TICKETS: http://bit.ly/1qxwRcn
  • October 25, 2014
    • 3rd Annual Rivalry Ride
      Starts: 9:00 am
      Ends: October 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm
      Description: Sam Sugerman and his family will ride again from the Big House to Spartan Stadium before the football game. They want you to join them and support their fight against ALS. Time TBA
      DETAILS: http://bit.ly/1vKWomT

Latest News

  • 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.

  • Get Involved!

    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.