ALS

Welcome to the A2A ALS Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), an outreach project of the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, aiming to help individuals impacted by ALS step into ALS advocacy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by our A2A Advocates impacted by ALS, and we invite you to listen to our A2A Spotlight features and A2A 1-on-1 interviews sharing powerful stories of how individuals impacted by ALS are turning adversity into advocacy.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll join our ALS Messages of Hope campaign. Give hope. Get hope. All in 30 seconds. And if you’re interested in sharing YOUR story with the help of one of our professional journalists, let us know!

Oh, and please be sure to add your name to our Wall of Allies, so you can show your support for our advocates. If you’d like, we’ll also send you our free monthly e-newsletter.

Meet our A2A Advocates

Reverend Bill Hassel

Reverend Bill Hassel

Pastor Bill Hassel Adversity: Diagnosed with ALS in 2008 Advocacy: Founded the 5K Stroll, Roll ’n’ Run for ALS Research “No one knows or controls what life throws at you; with God's help, you can handle it and do something positive in spite of it.”...

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Michael Winston

Michael Winston

Michael Winston Adversity: Diagnosed with ALS in 2008 Advocacy: Raises funds for ALS Research through "Winning for Winston" “By being an advocate for ALS research, I feel that I am making a difference for the future of anyone who gets the disease. It makes...

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Thomas Ohlson

Thomas Ohlson

Thomas Ohlson Adversity: Diagnosed with ALS in 2005 Advocacy: Became a leading ALS activist "I can either allow this disease to make me its victim, or I can fight back by helping others to cope with their illness and by raising awareness. I choose to...

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Corey Reich

Corey Reich

Corey Reich Adversity: Diagnosed with ALS in 2007 Advocacy: Founded "Corey's Crusade" to give voice to ALS sufferers "I never really thought about NOT sharing my story. It never even crossed my mind that I wouldn’t go out and try to do everything that I...

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