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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 37 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.

We want you (our pALS and families) to know that your needs are of primary importance to us and you will be given individual attention from our trained professional staff that includes three (3) master level, licensed social workers.

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 by clicking here.

Or, you can request an information packet by clicking here.

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Lou Gehrig Day Logo

10th Annual Lou Gehrig Day at Comerica Park

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Watch our 2014 American League Central Division Champions Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians!

See how you can help us score!

Order your ticket packages and sign up for sponsorships here!

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Click Here for Additional Information about the Walk

Click Here to Sign Up Your Team, Join a Team, and Donate to the Walk!

Announcing our 2015 Dates and walk locations:

  • Saturday, September 12 - Brownstown at Lake Erie Metropark
  • Sunday, September 20 - Lansing at Hawk Island Park
  • Sunday, September 27 - Milford at Kensington Metropark
  • Sunday, September 27 - Shelby Township at Stony Creek Metropark
  • Sunday, October 4 - Midland at Emerson Park
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    ALSO COMING FOR YOUR 2014 TAXES!

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    pALS Click here for ALS of Michigan Research Update with Dr. Eva Feldman (8/07/2014)

    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


    Find out more about these Workshops here!.


    The Hospice Decision for pALS

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    6:30 pm

    ALS of Michigan
    24359 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 100
    Southfield, MI 48075

    Presenters:
    Jim Boal, MD Medical Director - Angela Hospice
    Rebecca DeRaud, MS-SLP, LMSW-ACSW Social Work and
    Bereavement Manager, Angela Hospice

    Contact Judi Fortuna for more information or to reserve your seat(s).
    Email Judi Fortuna or call her at 800.882.5764, ext 224.


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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).

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    For Our pALS and Families

    FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENTS

    • 2015 ALS Lake Orion Lacrosse for a Cause in memory of Wendy Sylvain, Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    • 11th Annual Jim Rivett Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 6, 2015
    • Team Robin Garcia's Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Sunday, June 28, 2015
    • The Bob-O Charity Golf Outing to benefit ALS of Michigan and Angela Hospice, Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    • 8th Annual Pointe Academy Dance Center Burt Meisel Holiday Performance, December 2015, date TBD
    • Playing Chess with the Devil: One Family's Journey Through ALS, written by Julie A. Rouse, Ed.D, ongoing
    • 4th Street Chiropractic Promotion, 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

    Donate with Confidence


    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
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