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

7th Annual Boxcar Derby

Starts: 10:00 am - March 28, 2015

Ends: 1:00 pm

Location: 1608 South University Ave

Details: http://bit.ly/OXhkEY

6th Annual April Fool's Twinkie Run

Starts: 6:15 pm - April 1, 2015

Ends: 8:15 pm

Details: http://bit.ly/1vHf5Tb

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
  • 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.