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

October 20, 2017   6 – 10 PM

Barn Party for ALS

 

 

Together We’ve Raised:

$ 455,000 for ALS Research!

Latest News

  • Spring 2017 Newsletter

    Featuring the Sugerman family, Knight Foundation update, board members new and retiring, plus much 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
  • 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.