Young Faces of ALS

Meet Our Ambassadors

Created in 2011 by people living with ALS who received their diagnosis before their 35th birthdays, the Young Faces of ALS (YFALS) campaign is the first community for young people afflicted by ALS, as well as their families and friends.

YFALS not only accelerates research at ALS Therapy Development Institute through advocacy and fundraising, but has also been a catalyst to MLB© 4ALS Awareness Campaign as well as the #ALSIceBucketChallenge phenomenon of 2014.

Sarah Coglianese

Ambassador Spotlight

Sarah Coglianese

Sarah was diagnosed with ALS in June 2012 at the age of 33. Prior to that, she was a runner, who completed the Portland Marathon. Sarah worked in book publishing for 11 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Manhattan. She is now a writer, living in San Francisco with her husband Rob and their 5-year-old daughter Scarlett.

Sarah’s work has been published in The New York Times, Scary Mommy, and Redbook Magazine. She blogs regularly at, a site devoted to raising awareness of ALS through the faces and stories of people living with the disease.

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YFALS National Corntoss Challenge

YFALS National Corntoss Challenge

Since 2011, the YFALS National Corntoss Challenge has successfully brought Cornhole enthusiasts along with ALS patients and their families, friends, and supporters together for a fun-filled day of Corntoss and good company to achieve one goal: end ALS. Every dollar supports the Young Faces of ALS (YFALS) campaign, benefiting research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute ( Help us reach our goal of $300,000 by fundraising for this year's YFALS National Corntoss Challenge!

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ALS research is extremely underfunded.

Help us reach our goal of getting 83,333 subscribers, enabling us to raise a sustainable $1,000,000 a year for ALS research at ALS TDI!