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The ALS Association Announces Initial Commitment of $21.7 Million from Ice Bucket Challenge Donations to Expedite Search for Treatments and a Cure for ALS
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Ice Bucket Challenge

We cannot express enough our gratitude to you for the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge. As of today, The ALS Association National Office and Chapters have received over $110 million in donations from people all over the globe — and that number continues to grow everyday! The amount of awareness that has been raised for ALS is absolutely incredible. For all of us fighting Lou Gehrig's disease, this feels like a dream. The hope that this phenomenon has provided for those living with ALS and their families is priceless.

Did someone nominate you for the #IceBucketChallenge and want to donate instead to The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter? Also, consider doing it as a fundraiser for your fall walk team!! Click below to donate:

Donate Today!

Watch #IceBucketChallenge videos below:

ALS National Registry

New Surveys Added to the National ALS Registry
The Public Policy Department is excited to announce that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has added new online risk factor surveys to the National ALS Registry.

These brief, yet extremely important surveys will make the Registry even more useful to researchers who are studying the disease.  The three new surveys gather information about residential history, occupational history and home pesticide use.

Help fight ALS and share this news with people with ALS, so they can complete the new surveys today at!

If you have any questions about the risk factor surveys or National ALS Registry please contact the
Public Policy Department at

Walk to Defeat ALS in a town near you!

Every walker that raises $75 or more will receive this shirt at registration on Walk Day.

 Walk Shirt (2014)

Register Today!

2014 Murray Walk to Defeat ALS - MSU CFSB
September 20th 2014

 2014 Lexington Walk to Defeat ALS - Rupp Arena
September 27th 2014

Together we WILL strike out ALS!

If you have any questions about participating in a Walk, registering,
holding a fundraiser, using your Walk Participant Center, or Volunteering

please contact Jennifer Houston ( at 800-406-7702.

2014 Louisville Swinging for a Cure

The 4th annual Swinging for a Cure in Louisville, KY on Monday, September 8th!

Swinging for a Cure

When: Monday, September 8th 2013

Location:       The Crossing’s Golf Club
                          205 Letts Road
                          Brooks, KY 40109
                          (502) 957-6523

For more information on Registration, Hole Sponsorship or to make donations Please Contact:

Joe Sanders
(502) 231-2829

CLICK HERE to view and print the scramble brochure.

Parker Beam

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. will be working with the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter to promote awareness and fundraising for efforts to battle the disease, in the early stages of which legendary 6th Generation Master Distiller Parker Beam has been recently diagnosed.

The ALS Association has established a special fund, known as the Parker Beam's Promise of Hope Fund, into which $20 for each bottle of next fall’s Parker’s Heritage Collection sold will be donated. Although the details and quantities of the next Parker’s Parker Haritage (Small)Heritage Collection release will not be made public for some time, Heaven Hill expects to produce sufficient quantities to aid in research to combat a disease which affects over 30,000 Americans at any given time.



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If you are looking for medical equipment or items for sale, look here!  The items listed below are for sale by individuals who want the equipment to benifit someone with ALS.  Browse the list below, if you see an item of interest please feel free to contact the person by the information provided.


Friends of Pam ScholarshipThe Friends of Pam Scholarship 

Dependents of ALS patients: The Friends of Pam Scholarship application is now available! Graduating high school seniors, current high school graduates and current undergraduates can apply to receive a scholarship of up to $5,000. CLICK HERE for information or visit The Friends of Pam Scholarship webpage at to learn more! Healin’ Wheels LLC started The Friends of Pam Scholarship in honor of Pam Callahan, who has been living with ALS since 2006.

Is your Walk held in the Fall?

Start collecting for your team TODAY!

Contact Jennifer Houston ( at 859-331-1384 for ideas or to take advantage of our current fundraising items:

Coin Collection Canisters or Banks
"Fighting ALS" Car Magnets
"Fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease" Wristbands
"Dressing Down for ALS" Day

piggy bank

Want to be an ALS Volunteer?

2009 Louisville Food and Beverage Volunteers





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2815 Amsterdam Road
Villa Hills, KY 41017
P: (800) 406-7702

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