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.

Anthony Carbajal

Ambassador Spotlight

Anthony Carbajal

Diagnosed in 2014 at the age of 26, this was not the first time ALS touched Anthony's life. From seeing his grandmother's battle as a teen, to becoming one of his mother's caregivers as a young adult, Anthony grew up in the shadow of this terrible disease.

Inspired by the Ice Bucket Challenge, Anthony shared his fears and his heart with the world and became one of the catalysts for one of the most prolific fundraising campaigns in the history of ALS.

Dedicating himself to advocacy, Anthony has become a voice of a generation battling ALS. With multiple appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, to launching his advocacy and fundraising websites and, Anthony's impassioned support of ALS TDI has helped drive the rapid expansion of the precision medicine program and the launch of a promising new clinical trial.

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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!