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Celebrating 40 Years of Helping People With ALS (pALS) – Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Join ALS of Michigan at their 18th Annual Walk ‘n Roll for ALS and Celebrate 40 years of service that “makes living with ALS easier”

ALS of Michigan, Inc.

Southfield,Michigan (PR MediaRelease) August 24, 2018

Thousands Walk ‘n Roll to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease and celebrate 40 Years of Service to Michigan’s ALS community


Southfield,Michigan (PR MediaRelease) August 24, 2018

ALS of Michigan is the State’s oldest organization serving people with ALS (pALS) and their families.  This year we celebrate our 40th anniversary of making “living with ALS easier” for our pALS and their families.

Help us celebrate this milestone by teaming up with ALS of Michigan for its 18th Annual Walk’ n Roll for ALS at five (5) locations across Michigan.

The schedule for the Walks is as follows:

  • Saturday, September 15 – Lansing at Hawk Island Park – 10 am registration/11 am Walk
  • Sunday, September 23 – Midland at Emerson Park – 1 pm registration/2 pm Walk
  • Sunday, September 30 – Shelby Township at Stony Creek Metropark – 10 am registration/11 am Walk
  • Sunday, September 30 – Milford at Kensington Metropark – 10 am registration/11am Walk

All Walks are approximately three miles long on paved and wheelchair-friendly paths. This is a fun-filled family event with food, music, entertainment, and more!

“The Walk ‘n Roll for ALS is our largest fundraiser of the year and provides a significant portion of our funding for all of our programs and services to Michigan’s ALS community,” says Sue Burstein-Kahn, Executive Director of ALS of Michigan. “We are very fortunate to team up with  generous sponsors of this event.”

Since its inception in 1999, the Walk ‘n Roll for ALS has raised over 4 million dollars! These dollars have supported a wide range of services from respite care to alternative and assistive communication services to our equipment loan closet and more, all at no charge to pALS (people with ALS).

Participants are encouraged to form teams with family and friends – usually in honor of a pALS.  Each team member is encouraged to raise $150 or more in donations. There is no registration fee for any of our Walks.  Participants will be treated to food, refreshments, music, other entertainment, and every attendee receives a commemorative T-Shirt .

For more information and/or to register for the Walk’ n Roll for ALS, please call ALS of Michigan at 1-800-882-5764 or visit our website at

The Walk ‘n Roll for ALS is supported by over forty sponsors across Michigan:

Lou Gehrig Sponsors
Chemical Bank
In Memory of Angela Orozco

Hall of Fame Sponsors 
Frito Lay
In Memory of Dorothy & Dory Haeger
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.
Willie’s Women
Wolverine Packing Co

Three-Mile Sponsors
Ideal Group
MAC Concrete & Demolition, Inc. –
In Memory of Michael Charles Bullion

Two-Mile Sponsors 
Bradley R. Investments “Subway”
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods
Great Lakes Caring
In Loving Memory of Al Burstein       
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
Northstar Metalcraft, LLC
Serta Restokraft Mattress Co, Inc.- Jackie & Larry Kraft
Stolz-Smith Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
UAW Region 1D
Ungar’s Food Products
Williamston Products, Inc.

One-Mile Sponsors
Absolute Title, Inc.
Amigo Mobility Center
Arcadia Home Care & Staffing
Joanne & Jim Berry
Creative Mobility Group
DJ Spranger
DJ Yeo
Doolin & Haddad
Extreme Machine, Inc.
Horizon Bank
In Memory of Lois Rillson
John’s Jaunters
Kowalski’s Krew
Michigan Ladder Company
Linda & Eric Novak
Amalia & Rocky Raczkowski
Marvin “Uncle Marv” Reuter
Right at Home Washtenaw
Russ’ Raiders Annual Bicycle Ride Fundraiser
South Lyon Fence
Southern Orthopedic Specialists, P.A.

ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects more than 30,000 people across the United States. In Michigan alone, close to 1,000 people are currently battling this disease. ALS attacks the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that control the ability to move, speak, swallow and eventually breathe, while the mind stays fully aware. As of today, there is no known cause or cure, and treatments are limited. ALS of Michigan, Inc. is a non profit organization which provides services, education and support to people with ALS, their families and caregivers in Michigan to help them live as fully as possible.

Susan Burstein
ALS of Michigan, Inc.
Executive Director
Joanne Berry
Als Of Michigan, Inc.
Development Director
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