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.

Bobby Forster

Ambassador Spotlight

Bobby Forster

Bobby was diagnosed with ALS on December 23, 2014 though started showing symptoms in May. Bobby graduated from Salve Regina University in May 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work. Originally hailing from Beverly, MA, Bobby has lived all over the country. He is an avid cyclist, sailor, surfer, and adventurous. Bobby currently works as the sales director for Coaster Pedicab and we will be seeing some of these bikes in the next Tri-State Trek

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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!