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POSTPONED: Targeting ALS Clay Shoot in North Alabama


Targeting ALS has been postponed to Spring 2024. Stay tuned for a new date!

Targeting ALS is an event combining fun and fundraising in one exciting day of clay shooting. This event offers a compelling opportunity to unite in honor of North Alabama’s ALS community and generate funds that further our mission to discover treatments and a cure for ALS and serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Clay shooting is a sport anyone can get involved in, from the experienced shooter to the novice. Attendees will be part of a four-person team to enjoy a half-day (morning or afternoon) rotating through 15 shooting stations that are sure to deliver an unparalleled experience.

  • North Alabama Clay Shoot: NEW DATE TBD

Use Your Voice By Becoming a Mission Ambassador

Mission Ambassador

What if your voice had the power to change lives forever? IT DOES. And starting today, you can use your voice, social media, email, and influence to help make ALS a livable disease. By becoming a Mission Ambassador, you are taking a critical step in helping us make ALS a livable disease until we can cure it. You will use your voice and platforms to spread awareness, raise funds, and make a difference in the lives of those living with ALS. Now more than ever, there is an urgent need to spread the word about the work we are doing, as our community comes together to do whatever it takes to make ALS a livable disease. 
Applications are now open

Share Your Story with Us

Share your story

Whether you're a person living with ALS, family member, friend, doctor, caregiver, volunteer, or advocate, you have an ALS story to tell. Sharing your story can help others in the ALS community and beyond feel connected to the impact of this disease. Your personal perspective plays an important role in educating others.

Your story matters. Use yours to impact others today.

Bereavement Group Sessions

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We will be hosting a Bereavement Group session for families grieving the loss of a loved one due to ALS. This session will be a 5-week course, held every Monday beginning on September 25th and ending on October 23rd. If you are unable to attend this session, be on the lookout for future sessions, as we plan to host one each quarter.
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Register now for a 2023 Walk to Defeat ALS near you! Your participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS has a direct impact on people living with ALS and their families at the local level. Through education, support groups, access to care and advocacy, we are working to defeat ALS and provide hope to people living with ALS and their families.

South Alabama: September 16, 2023 - University of South Alabama Intramural Fields
North Alabama: October 14, 2023 - University of Alabama at Huntsville Quad
Central Alabama: November 4, 2023 - Homewood Central Park

Night Golf for ALS - Redmont Distilling Co.

Compete to Defeat ALS logo on golf ball

Presented by Redmont Distilling, their Night Golf for ALS was established to honor the very special Kerry & Gary Challenge and in remembrance of those we have lost to ALS, the families impacted by ALS, and others still fighting this terrible disease. This event will bring together community and business leaders from Alabama to support The ALS Association.

Former Auburn Basketball player Gary Godfrey, and former Alabama Running Back, Kerry Goode are two “rivals” teaming up to defeat something massive – ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kerry and Gary will now compete to see which fanbase can raise the most money for the ALS Association. All proceeds will go to serve other families in Alabama facing the financial struggles that come when trying to live with ALS.

Join us on October 16 at Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham as we compete to defeat ALS at Redmont Distilling's Night Golf for ALS golf tournament!

Connecting People Living with ALS to Inclusive Health Promotion Programs

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Experts in the fields of nutrition and exercise have been engaged in collaboration between the ALS Association and NCHPAD to review a free remote wellness program being offered by NCHPAD. The eight-week program called Mindfulness, Exercise and Nutrition to Optimize Resilience (MENTOR) focuses on physical, mental, and emotional health for individuals with an existing disability or recent diagnosis. The program offers access to group classes or individual sessions led by health coaches, fitness instructors, registered dieticians, and mindfulness instructors. Each participant is provided with an online learning portal to track goals and equipment to participate in the classes. 

The MENTOR program is now recruiting persons living with ALS to participate in the program.  We anticipate the first 8-week program to include persons living with ALS will begin in October.  If you are interested in participating, or just learning more, contact us at [email protected], talk to your Care Services Coordinator, or enroll at the link below.

Eclipse ALS with Us

Red solar glasses

With both an Annular Eclipse in 2023 and Total Eclipse in 2024, American Paper Optics has created exclusive Eclipse ALS glasses for safely viewing the eclipses! 

For a limited time, American Paper Optics is partnering with The ALS Association to support our mission to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. From now until April 8th, 2024, for each 12 pack of these eclipse glasses purchased, APO will donate 50% of profits to The ALS Association. 

These safe solar glasses are exclusively manufactured with 2 mil scratch resistant silver/black polymer lenses that filter out harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays and intense visible light. With an optical density of 5 or greater, these ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified eclipse glasses are independently tested to ensure safety for all phases of the eclipse. 

Enjoy the eclipse with your loved ones while also supporting the ALS community and raising awareness!Purchase your Eclipse ALS glasses here!

Become a Community Champion

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Did you know volunteers are the driving force behind The ALS Association’s fight against ALS? They are – and you can be one too starting right now! We depend on thousands of volunteers to support our many programs, including care services, advocacy and fundraising activities. 

We are also growing our Young Professionals Council, giving young leaders another chance to make an impact!

If you are interested in volunteering or serving as a Young Professionals leader, please click below to fill out our quick form.  START VOLUNTEERING

Become an Advocate

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The ALS Association is at the forefront of public policy, working to improve the lives of people living with ALS and their caregivers. This is a very exciting time for state advocacy in Alabama - and we need you to be part of it all! We have had some great wins, like the recent commitment of $1.5 million for ALS from the state, and need to keep the momentum growing! 

Our advocacy work focuses on educating and mobilizing all policymakers in a nonpartisan fashion to achieve the mission of The ALS Association: to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Your help is needed now more than ever.

National ALS Registry

national als registry

The National ALS Registry may be the single largest ALS research project ever created. It is designed to identify ALS cases from throughout the United States. The Registry is collecting critical information about the disease that may improve care for people with ALS and help us learn what causes the disease, how it can be treated and even prevented.

Find out how this research can help, including by informing people living with ALS about new and ongoing clinical trials. Learn more about the National ALS Registry


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