Young Faces of ALS

Meet Our Ambassadors

Created in 2009 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.

The purpose of the Young Faces of ALS program is to create an engaging online community of young people committed to raising awareness for ALS and to promote the work of ALS Therapy Development Institute to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS patients today.

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

Alex Grausnick

Ambassador Spotlight

Alex Grausnick

• Diagnosed in 2007 at age 17 • Involved in several ALS fundraisers • Student at University of St. Thomas • MDA Anyone's Life Story (May 2010)

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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 (ALS.net). Help us reach our goal of $300,000 by fundraising for this year's YFALS National Corntoss Challenge!

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