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About Us

Mission Statement - Help Stop ALS is devoted to inspiring and encouraging those affected by ALS while increasing awareness and raising money for research through fundraising.

Our Promise – To have a main stream, up front method of fundraising; which is crucial to finding a cure. There are so many people working to find answers about ALS. Through fundraising efforts, an informative website and by supporting families dealing with the challenges associated with this disease, we can do our part and help out the world wide effort.  

By getting everyone involved, we can reach out and touch thousands of people affected with ALS. This is an ongoing fight and we need to continue to raise awareness and money for research and patient care. ALS must be stopped, and with your help and support we can finally defeat ALS and spare other families the heartache that comes along with this devastating disease.

We pride ourselves in one day being part of the cure

Derek Thorn ALS is a horrible disease and has personally affected my daily life. Scott Pfeiffer, a good friend of mine that helped boost my career in the ASA Late Model and NASCAR Camping World Series, was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2007. Seeing him go from the healthiest guy I know to being confined to a wheelchair unable to do normal daily tasks like, brushing his teeth to playing with his kids, weighs heavy on my heart. However, Scott never gives up and his attitude is inspirational.  He creates hope and drive in everyone he meets to find a cure for this disease. Racin for a Cure, started by Scott, was a great success in 2008, and in 2009 we’re looking to carry our success to a new form of fundraising. Together we can make a difference by reaching out to ease the pain this disease has caused to many families.

Sarah Block – On August 10th, 2007, my family learned very quickly about a disease we had previously known nothing about.  That was the day my step-dad, Mitch Morgan, received his confirming second opinion that he had been diagnosed with ALS.  Unfortunately, Mitch passed away January 13th, 2008, after a five month courageous battle.  
I still remember the day my mom called and told me that the doctors thought Mitch had ALS.  I remember asking her, "What is ALS?"  She then, like many others, said Lou Gehrig's disease.  Whereas most people have heard of Lou Gehrig's disease, I had not and continued to ask the question, "What's that?" Her response, "Probably one of the worst diseases you could get."  She didn't really get that much in depth beyond that, but being the curious person I am, I hopped online and began my search.  All that stood out to me were the words 'FATAL' and '2-5 YEARS'.  It was almost as if they were highlighted on the page.  That was the day I decided I was going to make a difference in the fight against ALS and learn everything there was possible about this horrendous disease. 
    Although Mitch's loss has been devastating, I have decided to continue to fight this disease in his memory, as he no longer can.