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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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Create Your Own Initiative to raise funds for ALS Research and to raise awareness about the disease! Over 100 individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses have planned initiatives to participate in the fight against ALS. Swimmers, runners, bikers, dancers, weight lifters, bakers, artists, musicians of all ages have had extraordinary ideas for being active while raising funds and awareness. One eleven-year old boy sold slippers made of duct tape to his classmates!

Contact [email protected] and we will help you fulfill your vision. In addition to enthusiastic support, we can create a fundraising page for you right here at our website.

Use THIS FORM to post News, create or revise a Webpage or Wufoo Form, create an E-mail blast, or post to Facebook and Twitter.

Be Inspired by Current and Past Create-Your-Owns!

2016

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Hebrew Day School

The 5th Grade Class from Hebrew Day School raised money all year long, toured Dr. Sami Barmada’s research lab, attended our Annual Meeting, and taught others about ALS and
the need for research funds

Applied Fitness Solutions held a fundraiser

ISR Runs for Bob ran the Twinkie Run

Bekan and Rowan Hill held many lemonade stands and sold special stones and rocks

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Huron Valley Swimathon

Huron Valley Swim Club is holding a swimathon

Liberty Athletic Club is holding a swimathon

Racquet Club of Ann Arbor is holding a swimathon

Burns Park Brewers will be holding Beerfest for ALS

 

2015

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Boston to Boston Runners

Boston to Boston Runners ran the Boston Marathon

ISR Runs for Bob ran the Twinkie Run

Burns Park Run listed Ann Arbor Active Against ALS as a Run For Charity option

Team Bob/Team Schoeni/Team NTI ran and raised funds at the Electric Bolt

Buhr Park Sharks held a Swimathon 

Huron Valley Swim Club held a Swimathon

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Burns Park Brewers held Beerfest for ALS 

4th Annual Rivalry Ride (Sam Sugerman and Family)

 

 

2014

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Vivian’s Yard Sale

Burns Park Run listed Ann Arbor Active Against ALS as a Run For Charity option

Vivian Ross held a Spring Clean Out Yard Sale

Boston to Boston Runners ran the Boston Marathon

Buhr Park Sharks held a Swimathon

Team Jerri (Champlin) ran the Electric Bolt

Ice Bucket Challenge Many participants across the country!

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Ice Bucket Challenge

 

 

 

 

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Mt. Lebanon Swimathon

 

 

Whole Foods held a 5% Day (Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor)

Mt. Lebanon (PA) Aqua Swim Club held a Swimathon (Hannah Bumgarner & Emma Buerger)

3rd Annual Rivalry Ride (Sam Sugerman and Family)

Burns Park Brewers held Beerfest for ALS

Dr. Roger Martinez Tribute

 

2013

Leah Webber Ran 4 Marathons in 4 Months for her Bat Mitzvah

Burns Park Run listed Ann Arbor Active Against ALS as a Run For Charity option

ISR Runs for Bob ran the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run (20 of Bob Schoeni’s colleagues)

Buhr Park Sharks held a Swimathon 

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Team Schoeni

Team Schoeni Runs for Coach Bob at the Electric Bolt

Team NJATC ran the Electric Bolt

Suzie Cantin ran the Electric Bolt

Jamie McDermott ran the Electric Bolt

Keleigh Lee ran the Electric Bolt

Pioneer HS Student Council – had a Powderpuff Flag Football Game (Tess Thompson)

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Rivalry Ride

2nd Annual Rivalry Ride (Sam Sugerman and Family)

Phi Delta Theta held a “What’s the Score” Football Fundraiser

Burns Park Brewers held Beerfest for ALS

 

2012

Tappan Enough! Club held a Vow of Silence Day, a Water Week, and a Car Wash/Bake Sale

Goldfish Swim School hosted a swim night to support the Channel for ALS Swimmers

Burns Park Run listed Ann Arbor Active Against ALS as a Run For Charity option

Buhr Park Sharks held a Swimathon

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Channel for ALS Team

Channel For ALS Team BROKE THE WORLD RECORD! (for a double-crossing by 6 women)

Susan Rice swam 21 miles (virtual swim)

Tracy Janevic swam 21 miles (virtual swim)

Michael Winkleman swam 21 miles (virtual swim)

Ellen Katz and Jackie Dalton held a yard sale

Hannah Aronow swam 21 miles (virtal swim)

Max Showalter and Cade Gergye held a lemonade stand

Sonya and Emmett Johns held a lemonade stand for National Lemonade Day

Cammie Dalton and Zoé Sunahara had a bottle/can drive

Sam Sugerman rode 68 miles from Spartan Stadium to Michigan Stadium

Pizza House and Phi Delta Theta held a pizza fundraiser

Morgan & York set us up to wrap gifts with a tip jar and info on ALS

 

2011

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Matt at the Boston Marathon

Matt Barnes ran the Boston Marathon

Shane Bumgarner held a March Madness fundraiser

Burns Park Run listed A2A3 as a Run For Charity option

Facilities & Healthcare Engineers Association of Toledo, Ohio held a golf outing

The 7th Grade Advisory from Emerson Middle School held a car wash

Buhr Park Sharks held a Swimathon

Fabian Pfeffer ran the Chicago Marathon

Pioneer Girls Cross Country ran a virtual run

Skyline Girls Swimming swam a virtual swim

Huron Girls Swimming swam a virtual swim

Milan Girls Swimming swam a virtual swim

Phi Delta Theta (w/Zeta Tau Alpha) held a Haunted House

Learning Express held a 20% day

Five Lakes Studio created a game app (Kento ALS)

Morgan & York set us up to wrap gifts with a tip jar and info on ALS

 

2008 – 2010

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Cub Scout Pack 101

Amy Burnett offered pilates classes

Cub Scout Pack 101 sold popcorn

The Katz/Halberstam family held a multi-family yard sale

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Cammie and Kenzie

Kenzie & Cammie Dalton did push & sit-ups

Ken Silverman leg pressed 1000 pounds

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3rd Grade Penguins Soccer

Penguins 3rd grade boys soccer team earned sportsmanship points

Zoé Sunahara & Leah Webber sold their art at the Kids’ Art Fair

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Baking For Bob

Mary Ann Glynn & Jane Dutton created the Baking for Bob Virtual Bake Sale

Meechigan Pats parked cars

Chris Myers ran the Big House Big Heart Run

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ISR Runs For Bob

 

Christine Szumko ran the Big House Big Heart Run

ISR Runs for Bob Team ran the Big House Big Heart Run

Gretchen Spreitzer ran the Detroit Half-Marathon

Matt Barnes ran the Detroit Marathon (2009) and the Boston Marathon (2010)

Goldberg Family parked cars for UM-OSU game

Donna Nordquist sold jewelry

Morgan & York set us up to wrap gifts with a tip jar and info on ALS

Kathleen Reardon sold her art online (Shannon’s Gallery)

Libby Showalter offered dietitian advice

Whole Foods Day for A2A3 - January 14th!

Whole Foods Day

Whole Foods held a 5% Day (Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor)

Phi Delta Theta organized the annual Box Car Derby

Cub Scouts got sponsorship for participating in the Box Car Derby

Kappa Sigma Fraternity @ OSU organized a silent auction

Anuja Rajendra ran a Bollyfit Couples Night

Christian Dupps, Alex Semancik, Max Showalter sold “soft shoes”

Hannah and Quinn had a lemonade stand

The Tappan Enough! Club sold water bottles

Buhr Park Sharks held a Swim-A-Thon

Jen Conine & Nate Kearns each did a triple challenge

Joel Dalton ran 44 miles across Isle Royale

Jon Jacobson and his band, Lidocaine, donated proceeds from a gig

Morgan & York, Better Health, Nicola’s, Learning Express, & Running Fit participated in Buy Local Month

Borders held A2A3 Benefit Days

Burns Park Run listed A2A3 as a Run For Charity option