The PHAALS Foundation exists to help fight for a cure for ALS—also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease—and to enrich the lives of families affected by the disease. Founded in 2012 by Jeff Swick, we work hard to raise awareness and provide support for the ALS community. Whether we’re raising funds to make an ALS patient’s dream come true, or aiding a family member with the Hall of Fame LEGEND Scholarship, we’re here to Play Hardball Against ALS.
ALS is a progressive disease that damages motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord to take away the ability to walk, speak, swallow and, eventually, to breathe. More than 5,600 people are diagnosed with ALS each year, and there is currently no known causes or cures. In 2014 alone, we raised more than $100,000 to directly improve the lives of those suffering with this terminal illness.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, the PHAALS Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors.
For more information on our vision and goals, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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