Learn about what members of our community are doing to help find a cure for ALS.
- McCourt Foundation Fundraisers: The Mass General Department of Neurology has been selected as a charity partner for The McCourt Foundation Boston Waterfront 5K on September 11 and Tour de South Shore on September 26. To participate, register for Team MGH in the 5K or the Tour.
- ALS ONE and Franey Family Fund Gifts: We are grateful for the latest gifts from ALS ONE and the Franey family for helping us drive new advances in ALS research and treatment. This latest gift, with an additional substantial contribution from the Franey Family Fund, will support the HEALEY Platform Trial, PREVENT-ALS, and other research.
Kim Hoffman Runs the Boston Marathon for Team MGH: On Monday, October 11, Kim will be participating in the virtual Boston Marathon, raising funds for genetic ALS research at the Healey Center in memory of her sister Shell. Read more about Kim’s story and support her run here.
Final Season: Tackle ALS founder Tim Green, a New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player, has written a new book based on his personal experiences and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Tackle ALS. Final Season follows Benjamin Redd, a star quarterback with football in his blood, whose father receives heartbreaking news. The book, scheduled for publication on September 14, 2021, is available for preorder at Amazon and independent bookstores.
- Lou Gehrig NFT Auction: Major League Baseball and digital collectible company Candy.com are holding an NFT auction to benefit ALS charities including the Healey Center. They will be offering a unique NFT of the iconic Lou Gehrig “Luckiest Man” speech and a limited edition series of images of the bronze bust of Gehrig. Learn more at candy.com.
- 4 You I Will Fight: The group started by Tara O'Brien presented James Berry, MD with a check for $25,000 at a recent fundraising event, bringing their total donations to $60,000.
- Tackle ALS: Ongoing fundraising competition making a revolutionary new phase of research possible. Tackle ALS is dedicated to the critically important global initiative to accelerate bringing science discoveries to our patients through innovative trial approaches. Increasing access to effective treatments for people with ALS is a primary shared goal. Let’s beat this!
Lou Gehrig Day: Major League Baseball is honoring Lou Gehrig’s legacy by establishing an annual “Lou Gehrig Day” on June 2nd to raise awareness and funds for ALS. Gehrig joins Baseball Legends Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente as the only players whose legacies are celebrated annually with dedicated, league-wide days. Lou Gehrig Day will aim to remember the legacy of Gehrig, raise awareness and funds for research of ALS and celebrate the groups and individuals who have led the pursuit for cures.
Lou Gehrig Day includes special moments at Major League ballparks and a series of fundraising efforts aimed at supporting charitable organizations. The MLB and the Lou Gehrig Day Committee have selected the Expanded Access Protocol (EAP) Program at Healey Center for ALS as the beneficiary for all charitable fundraising efforts centralized out of the Commissioner’s Office. You can support the EAP with a donation or by purchasing a 2021 Lou Gehrig Day Shirt from the MLB Shop (Navy or Gray).
- Shop JoJo Rings: JoJo Rings offers unique handcrafted rings and wraps from recycled keys. $5 from every product purchased during May and June 2021 will support the Tackle ALS campaign benefiting the Healey Center.
- sALSa For a Cure and Mastercard Present a Priceless Experience for Lou Gehrig Day: The New York Yankees, sALSa for a Cure and Major League Baseball conducted an auction of memorabilia and a one-of-a-kind private meal with a former Yankees player complete with tickets to a Yankees game that evening. sALSa for A Cure was created in 2016 by Mastercard employees after learning that long-time Mastercard employee Margot Vaughan, had been diagnosed with ALS.
- Patty’s Pals for ALS Awareness: Mastry's Brewery in St. Pete Beach, FL hosted a fundraiser with "Patty's Pale Ale" in the fight to find a cure for ALS on May 14, 2021. Donations and proceeds raised with the purchase of Patty’s Pale Ale were sentdirectly to the ALS research at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Rooting for Rick: Consider pledging gifts when celebrating a milestone like a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Hannah Wilson is raising $22,000 for her 22nd birthday in honor of her father, Rick.
- #WipeOutALS: Carlsbad, CA surfer Tyler Decker was diagnosed with ALS at just 26 years old, and his friends and family are raising money for care and research.
- Ring My Belle for ALS: Help to raise funds and spread ALS awareness with an act of kindness in your neighborhood. Participate in Ring My Belle for ALS by ringing your neighbor's doorbell and leaving a Ring My Belle for ALS flyer along with a small gift or gesture. For additional details, download a flyer here.
- Shop Art Julie Treasures: One of a kind watercolor and acrylic paintings for sale by an artist who passed away from ALS in May 2020. For each painting sold, 100% of proceeds will benefit the HEALEY Platform Trial. Visit Art Julie Treasure’s Etsy shop here.
- Inspired by reading Tim Green’s books, a book club of 13-year-olds started "Touchdowns for Tim Green" and raised $5,676 in support of his Healey Center fundraising initiative, Tackle ALS.
- A North Carolina teen used a fishing tournament to raise over fifteen thousand dollars for the Healey Center where a family friend, Chris Smith, is a patient.
- Pete Frates 5K – Run, Walk, Wheel 3 for #3: North Shore Timing held their annual 5K race in honor of Pete Frates virtually in 2020.
- During their Hope is “In the Bag” campaign, Lori’s raised $11K in support of the Expanded Access Protocol (EAP) Program at the Healey Center. Read more about Lori’s inspiration to support the Healey Center on her blog.
Jacksonville Cardiologist Mark Litt and yoga instructor Sheila Johnstone hosted a livestream virtual yoga class to benefit the Healey Center for ALS on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
- CBS Survivor contestant Jonathan Penner returned to the island for a special "Survivor: Winners at War Against ALS" episode in March 2020, and continues to support ALS research and care through the sale of Survivor/ALS themed tees and sweatshirts.
- The Walpole, MA high school girl's hockey team has raised over $25,000 for ALS research by selling t-shirts in support of Tara Pacella, the mother of the team captain. Their efforts have been covered by WHDH Channel 7 News and the Boston Herald.
- With Ice Bucket Challenge II, Brian Wallach and his friends have raised over $62,000, nearly half their total goal. To celebrate the work they’ve done so far, and to publicize their campaign even more, Brian has gotten a commemorative tattoo, a process he streamed live on Twitter.
- Ashely Corbin and Jennifer DiMartino of ALS ONE presented a $100,000 gift to support our research and clinical care.
- The annual fall flag football game run by Moms of Brielle (MOB) in Brielle, NJ on November 3 raised $6,735 for ALS research
- sALSa for a Cure teams participated in the 2019 ALSA Walk to Defeat ALS and a New York City Marathon fundraiser. To date, the group has raised nearly $200,000 in funding for ALS research at Mass General.
- "Team Kathleen" fielded 12 runners and nearly 40 support members for the 203-mile Bourbon Chase Ragnar Relay in Kentucky in support of Kathleen McCarron, a patient and research participant at the Healey Center for ALS.
- "Olson It About Time to Cure ALS" in honor of George Olson raised more than $50,000 for ALS research with a cornhole tournament.
- Tim Green, founder of Tackle ALS, retired his NFL Jersey at a Syracuse/Clemson Game. Tackle ALS has already raised more than $3 million for ALS research.
Make a Difference for the Healey Center for ALS
Fundraisers like you are part of the dedication and excellence that supports and inspires Mass General and our community. Every penny you raise will go directly to the research and discovery of new treatments and cures for ALS. Your fundraising efforts drive discoveries and breakthroughs in clinical research that translate into new treatments that transform patient care.