"Lou Gehrig's Disease"
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24359 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 100
Southfield, MI  48075   Contact Us
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For 36 years, helping people with ALS (pALS), their families,
and caregivers to live life as fully as possible
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Welcome to ALS of Michigan

Whether you are a newly diagnosed pALS (person with ALS), someone who has been living with ALS for a while, a family member, health professional, or just interested in information about ALS, welcome to our website.

For the past 36 years, ALS of Michigan has worked diligently to fulfill its mission of helping people with ALS, their families and caregivers live life as fully as possible. We take our obligations to Michigan's ALS community very seriously and are dedicated to being here for our pALS and families for as long as needed.

Our site is meant to give you some basic insight into living with ALS, information about the disease, as well as, workshops, seminars, and fundraising events that we hold.

We hope that you find the information on this site useful, and if you need more assistance, please do not hesitate to call our office at 800-882-5764. You can also contact individual staff members by phone or by email. This information can be found by clicking here.

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Click here to learn more about this entertaining evening.

Click here to reserve your spot for this fun-filled evening.

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We are pleased to once again team up with Hiller's Markets and The Hiller Family, our 2014 Presenting Sponsor of our 14th Annual Walk 'n Roll for ALS!


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2014 Dates and walk locations:

  • Sunday, September 14 - Brownstown at Lake Erie Metropark
  • Sunday, September 21 - Lansing at Hawk Island Park
  • Sunday, September 28 - Milford at Kensington Metropark
  • Sunday, September 28 - Shelby Township at Stony Creek Metropark
  • Sunday, October 5 - Midland at Emerson Park


  • pALS Check out our pALS Video!

    Taubman Institute Director Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. was among four panelists invited to discuss amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on the nationally syndicated, award-winning PBS medical program Second Opinion.

    The program featured ALS patient Gary Tamoyen discussing the progression of his disease, as Dr. Feldman and other experts explained the procedures followed in diagnosing ALS and how the diseases progresses.

    Need more information?

    Click here for an information request form.
    Click here for our Patient Resource Manual Page.

    Workshops and Conferences


    Caregiving with Compassion Conference


    A Conference for Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals

    Thursday, March 27, 2014
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Providence Park Hospital Outpatient Center

    Find out more here!.


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    9th Annual Lou Gehrig Day at Comerica Park

    Saturday, June 14, 2014

    Watch our 2013 American League Central Division Champions Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins!

    See how you can help us score!


    Click Here to Purchase your Tickets Online!

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    RESEACHERS SAY THEY HAVE FOUND THE COMMON CAUSE OF ALL TYPES OF ALS.

    We are glad to be able to start the week by sharing some exciting news. Reseachers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine published in the journal Nature, a study that for the first time identifies a common cause for all forms of ALS.

    "This opens up a whole new field for finding an effective treatment for ALS," said senior author Teepu Siddique, M.D.

    Read more here at (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110821141115.htm).


    For Our pALS and Families

    FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENTS

    • Beyond Reality: The Magic & Wonders of Dale Kirsch, Saturday, May 17, 2014
    • 10th Annual Jim Rivett Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 14, 2014
    • 7th Annual Pointe Academy Dance Center Burt Meisel Holiday Performance, Sunday, December 14, 2014
    • Playing Chess with the Devil: One Family's Journey Through ALS, written by Julie A. Rouse, Ed.D, ongoing
    • Create Your Own Event!
    • Click here for more information on these events.

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    ALS IN THE NEWS
    Ask the Professional - Voice Banking
    Q: I heard something about voice banking and I want to save my voice on the computer in case I lose my speech. How do I go about doing this?
    A: This is a question I get frequently. First, let’s differentiate between voice banking and message banking. Based on a model developed by John Costello, MA CCC-SLP at Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB), these are two separate ideas.
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    ESPECIALLY FOR VETERANS WITH ALS
    We are pleased to announce these new rules from the Department of Veterans Affairs. All veterans with ALS who have served at least 90 days or more of continuous service now have presumptive eligibility.
    Read more »
    All ALS of Michigan event pictures can now be found on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/alsofmichigan
    Order your Hiller's Scrip Card »

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    Are you concerned about how your generous contributions will be used?  Of course you are!

    100% of your contributions stay right here in Michigan helping Michigan pALS and their families.

    Click here now for secure Online Giving: Click here to Donate Now!
    Our services to families, caregivers and patients with ALS (pALS) include support groups, respite care, augmentative and alternative communication, seminars and workshops, loan closet of durable medical equipment, home visits, patient and public information, and much more! -- We also support research into the cause, cure and treatment of ALS.
    ALS of Michigan is not associated with
    ALSA - The ALS Association
    or with the ALS Association - Michigan Chapter
    Member of Community Health Charities
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works For free or low-cost health care coverage for children under the age of 19 - or pregnant women of any age - call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 1-888-988-6300 or go to https://healthcare4mi.com/michild-web/.