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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A two-year grant from the James A. and Faith Knight Foundation will support our first paid Program Administrator.
Featuring Sam's Rivalry Ride, Dr. Barmada ALS Lab Tour, Hebrew Day Students, Active Against ALS receives award.
We toured the busy lab of Dr. Sami Barmada whose team is taking on ALS with cutting edge research.
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.