Over the past 22 years, the ALS Pro-Am Invitational has contributed over $1,073,000 to St. Peter’s ALS Regional Center. Most services at the ALS Center continue to be provided at minimal cost to the patient.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a degenerative neuromuscular disease affecting motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This typically causes weakness which affects one’s ability to move, speak, swallow and breathe. Currently there continues to be no cure and minimal treatment available to patients.
The ALS Center was established in 1988 to provide people living with ALS and their families a specialized and comprehensive blend of both medical and emotional systems of support. The ALS Center also focuses on awareness and advocacy, along with participation in ALS research. Fundraisers like the Pro-Am directly support St. Peter’s ALS Center.