Volunteering

Part support group, part fundraising effort, this group seeks to fuel ALS research while offering comfort to those who are coping with the disease

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 14:18, By: Bill Norman
When you’re hoping to earn $14, but wind up making $20 instead, that’s good reason to be happy. Marlene Zaleski and four of her friends found themselves in just such a situation, except the $14 was $14,000, and the final tally from their ALS fundraising run/walk in Cookeville, Tenn., on April 24...

Teen with LGMD helps design an accessible beach playground, in honor of an amateur surfer with ALS

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:59, By: Miriam Davidson
Designers of a new accessible beach park in Virginia Beach, Va., are very glad they asked Caroline Pennell, of Chesterfield, to look over their plans. The 14-year-old with limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) came up with the best idea of all. 
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Bill Norman
Lisa Shelley decided more than a year ago that ALS would take a back seat in her life. In the foremost position she opted for humanity — or more specifically, helping others. Through her program Friends Like Mine, Shelley prepares gift bags for the MDA/ALS Center in Charlotte, N.C., where staff...
Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Kathy Wechsler
Jeanine R. Schierbecker of St. Louis has been a physical therapist (PT) at Washington University School of Medicine’s MDA clinic since 1985, 11 years before it was designated an MDA/ALS center. A team approach

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