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Approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. are living with ALS. It claims some 5,600 lives each year. Our family has been affected twice - once in 1988, again in 2007. is dedicated to raising awareness of ALS in memory of our loved ones.

In just a few minutes, you can help. Learn how you can raise awareness of ALS & make a difference.


BERKSHIRE WALK TO DEFEAT ALS Raised $30,000 joined forces with the ALS Association - Massachusetts Chapter to bring the first Walk To Defeat ALS to the beautiful Berkshires. Over 230 people joined us for Sunday morning walk and raised over $30,000 on September 26th from historic Wahconah Park through our revitalized, vibrant downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Learn more...


Walk to d'feet ALS

•  NATIONWIDE: Participate in a local Walk to D'feet ALS. They are happening all over the nation. Find a walk in your area - visit The ALS Association.


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•  THE EVENT that started this website...

Lou Gehrigs Disease Fund Raising Event Defeat Lou Gehrigs disease 26 385 4 defeating als

Green Bay Marathon, Wisconsin, May 21st, 2006: Frank completes the May 21st Green Bay marathon in 3:50:41. He leads a team of 19 runners & walkers and raises over $7,500 to help defeat ALS.

    Sponsor donation total - over $7,500! THANK YOU!
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About ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease)

• ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the motor neurons making even the simplest movements - walking, talking, gesturing, swallowing - nearly impossible.

• Approximately 30,000 people in the U.S. are living with ALS. It claims some 5,600 lives each year.

Learn more about ALS..

How You Can Help Defeat ALS

Raising awareness about ALS is crucial. Learn more about this devastating disease.

Do Local Fundraising - Start a local event to raise awareness about ALS.

Support ALSA Public Policy - Contact your Elected Officials on important legislative issues.

Donate to help defeat ALS - Make a donation to help fund ALS education and research.

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