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Allie Schmidt

Team Captain Disability Dame LiveLikeLou

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Welcome to my personal fundraising page for LiveLikeLou!

When someone is diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” or “ALS”, they are given a very short time to live, on average 2 – 4 years. They learn that their ability to walk, talk, feed themselves, swallow and ultimately breathe will end. They learn that there is no effective treatment. There is no cure. And they face an excruciating financial burden – one that often leaves families and especially their children at a disadvantage for decades.  

I want to do something about it. I have set a personal goal to raise $10,000 by Nov. 1, 2020.  

As many of you know, Allie has ALS, an incurable and fatal disease. We want to do everything we can to ensure that her and other ALS patients get to watch their children grow up, and it starts with help from people like you! 

The funds I raise will benefit The LiveLikeLou Foundation, named in memory of Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig who died from the disease eighty years ago. The LiveLikeLou Foundation is a national non-profit organization with a singular purpose to “Leave ALS Better Than We Found It.”  The funds they raise are used to:

  • Raise awareness of ALS
  • Support ALS patients and their families
  • Support research to find a treatment or a cure

Specifically, The LiveLikeLou Foundation helps to match college students with ALS families in their region to perform hands-on-help to ease the burden for ALS caregivers, makes targeted financial grants to programs that directly benefit their kids such as free-of-charge summer camps and significant college scholarships, and identifies emerging and exciting scientific research efforts where funds can really make an impact.

Please join me and help Leave ALS Better Than We Found It!

Would you please support my goal and make a donation to my effort? Donations by United States residents are tax-deductible. You can make a donation on this page by clicking on the "Support Me" button above. You can also send a check made out to The LiveLikeLou Foundation to me at 1805 Woodland St. Nashville, TN 37206 if you'd rather donate that way.

Thank you for supporting me in my fundraising efforts!