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.
Jim Szumko was diagnosed with ALS in May 2008. Soon after, he and his wife, Gustie, moved from Saline to Ann Arbor to live near their son and his family… [more]
Featuring 2015 ALS Research Contributions, "Contemplating My 7-year Journey" by Bob Schoeni and event highlights!
The Knight Foundation granted Active Against ALS nearly $20,000 to support a marketing project.
The first human clinical trial of a stem-cell treatment for ALS being led by Dr. Eva Feldman.
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.