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

May is ALS Awareness Month

 

May 10, 2018

ALS Awareness Day

 

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
  • Sporadic ALS is the most common form and accounts for 90 – 95% of all cases of ALS. Familial ALS, an inherited form of the disease, accounts for the remaining cases.