Welcome to the Phi Delt DC Alpha team fundraising page for LiveLikeLou!
Our team is made up of the 30 brothers of the DC Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at The George Washington University who want to Leave ALS Better Than We Found It!
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.
We want to do something about it!
We have set a goal to raise $10,000 with the our StrikeOut ALS philanthropy , to be held over the Presidents' Day Weekend. Please consider joining our team, supporting our team through a donation, or supporting one of our team members.
Proceeds 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.
We thank you for your support, and we appreciate your generosity in helping us achieve our goals. You can track our team’s progress by revisiting this page for an up-to-date look at where we stand in our fundraising goals.