Learn about what members of our community are doing to help find a cure for ALS.
- Pete Frates 5K – Run, Walk, Wheel 3 for #3: Virtual 5K race in honor of Pete Frates. If you'd like to join in, register here, select “Sean M. Healey & AMG Center at Mass General” as your team, and run your race any time between December 5 and 13, 2020.
- Hope is “In the Bag”: Throughout the month of December, for each handbag sold at Lori’s 10% will be donated to the Expanded Access Protocol (EAP) Program at the Healey Center. Read more about Lori’s inspiration to support the Healey Center on her blog. Shop Lori’s handbags online or in store (289 Northfield Road, Northfield, IL).
- 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 neighbors 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.
- Touchdowns for Tim Green: Inspired by reading Tim Green’s books, a book club of 13-year-olds has launched a touchdown dance fundraiser in support of Tim Green’s Healey Center fundraising initiative; Tackle ALS. Participants are asked to make a donation to their fundraiser Touchdowns for Tim Green and submit a video of their best touchdown dance. Videos will be posted to the Touchdowns for Tim Green Instagram page and the Green family will pick the winner!
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.