MOVE FOR ALS is a global ALS-awareness and fundraising campaign inspired by the historian Tony Judt, who passed away from the disease on August 6th 2010, aged 62.
Instead of sending flowers, it was Tony’s wish for his friends and supporters worldwide to send a donation in support of the Move For ALS campaign. You may do so by clicking the “Make A Donation” link on the right, or by visiting the Donations page and following the instructions.
Any donation, however large or small, directly funds the scientific research crucial to finding a cure for one of the world’s worst fatal diseases – as well as helps to find treatments for related motor neuron diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s. All proceeds will go directly to Project A.L.S. scientific research.
Please join the campaign and move with us.
On May 25th, to raise awareness of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease or Motor Neuron Disease), two young men – one a former student of Tony Judt’s – embarked on a grueling 2-month long cycle ride from Astoria, Oregon to New York City as part of a collaborative fundraising movement to benefit Project A.L.S., the non-profit organization that funds and conducts scientific research seeking a cure for ALS.
The ride finished on July 25th. Just under two weeks later, on Friday August 6th, 2010, Tony Judt passed away. He was diagnosed with ALS almost exactly two years earlier.