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.

Up-Coming Events

July 10, 2018

Huron Valley Swim & Dive-a-Thon

 

July 17, 2018

Racquet Club Swim & Dive-a-Thon

 

July 29, 2018

Electric Bolt 5K/8K

 

November 10, 2018

10 Year Anniversary Gala

 

Together We’ve Raised:

$ 550,000 for ALS Research!

Latest News

  • 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!

  • Spring 2018 Newsletter

    Looking back on 10 years of being Active Against ALS, new research awards, volunteer spotlight on Jerri Champlin and more!

  • 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.

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    The Facts

    The Facts
  • Many ALS patients can live longer and more productive lives because of current research. Improvements in medical management, including nutrition and breathing, regularly increase patient survival.