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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.

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10-year Anniversary Monthly Posts

On the 10th of each month, we are posting a special message to Facebook and Twitter. Here are the posts to date:

August 10, 2018

On this 10th day of August of our 10th anniversary year, we reflect on the quickly passing summer. The season for events like the Box Car Derby, Twinkie Run, youth swimathons, and the Electric Bolt saw hundreds of participants swimming, running, walking or racing toward a finish line to raise funds for cutting edge ALS research toward effective treatments and a cure. With the dedicated efforts of researchers, and your support, that “finish line” is also on the horizon. Let’s move forward, together, with renewed determination!

July 10, 2018

On this 10th day of July of our 10th anniversary year, we are deviating from our usual 10th of the month posts to invite you to register for or donate to the Electric Bolt. This is one of our many annual active events. Your ACTIVE support continues to help us achieve our mission to increase awareness about ALS and create a compassionate community while raising funds for critically needed research. THANK YOU!

June 10, 2018

On this 10th day of June of our 10th anniversary year, we are reminded how the loveliness of spring gives way to the splendors of summer. Earlier this spring, after carefully reviewing several research proposals, our esteemed Scientific Advisory Board forwarded their recommendations for funding to our board for final approval. We are pleased to be funding the dedicated and diligent work of two promising researchers: Sami Barmada M.D. (Neurology) and Asim A. Beg Ph.D. (Department of Pharmacology) at the University of Michigan. We are funding each of these researchers $50,000/year for up to two years. Your ACTIVE support continues to help us achieve our mission to increase awareness about ALS and create a compassionate community while raising funds for critically needed research. THANK YOU!

May 10, 2018

This 10th day of May of our 10th Anniversary Year has been proclaimed “ALS Awareness Day in Ann Arbor”. We are extremely grateful to Mayor Taylor, the City Council and the hundreds of supporters from near and far who support our efforts. Our organization draws its strength from the energy, enthusiasm and creativity that people of all ages have brought to this fight. For nearly a decade, YOU have been determined, persistent and ACTIVE in helping us achieve our mission to increase awareness about ALS and create a compassionate community while raising funds for critically needed research. TOGETHER our efforts can and will defeat ALS.

April 10, 2018

On this 10th day of April of our 10th anniversary year, we are reminded, again, that spring heralds a beautiful season of anticipation, renewal and hope for what is possible. For nearly a decade, YOU have been determined, persistent and ACTIVE in helping us achieve our mission to increase awareness about ALS and create a compassionate community while raising funds for critically needed research. With your support we remain firmly rooted in anticipation and hope that our efforts to defeat ALS will bloom to fruition. THANK YOU!

March 10, 2018

THINK SPRING! On this 10th day of March of our 10th anniversary year; we are reminded that even amid cold temps, snow and rocky obstacles; spring is VERY determined!! For nearly a decade, YOU have been determined, persistent, and ACTIVE, too, in helping us achieve our mission to increase awareness about ALS and create a compassionate community while raising funds for critically needed research. THANK YOU!

February 10, 2018

This snowy 10th day of February of our 10th anniversary year is a perfect opportunity to say: “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, in so many ways we are grateful for YOU!” For nearly a decade, YOU have been determined, persistent and ACTIVE in helping us achieve our mission to increase awareness about ALS and create a compassionate community while raising funds for critically needed research. THANK YOU!

January 10, 2018

Happy New Year! On this 10th Day of January of our 10th anniversary year we move forward TOGETHER with renewed resolve. For nearly a decade, YOU have been determined, persistent and ACTIVE in helping us achieve our mission to increase awareness about ALS and create a compassionate community while raising funds for critically needed research. THANK YOU!

December 10, 2017

With thanks and gratitude! On this 10th day of December of our 10th anniversary year; we revisit our first newsletter published in the fall of 2009. It’s a reminder of how far we’ve come and our continued commitment to ACTIVELY building community, fostering hope and raising awareness and research funds toward a cure.

 

November 10, 2017

On this 10th day of November of our 10th anniversary year we remember with gratitude all who have served.