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Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of ALS through volunteer services, and act as a resource for patients and caregivers to improve quality of life for those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease. Please click the following links to learn more about us, what we do, and how you can help.

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Through volunteer work, donations, events and other types of support, Hearts for ALS New York assists those affected by ALS by providing equipment, medicine and much more. Click below to learn more about the people that we help, and how we help out. Plus, find out how you can lend a hand to people around New York State that need your assistance and support.

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS hit the Internet in August and almost immediately became a viral trend. With celebrities, athletes, and even former presidents taking part, the campaign increased donations by 3,500 percent compared to the previous year, according to Forbes.

Did you participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Share your videos with us by clicking here and watch others take the challenge themselves!

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2015 Oscar Winners Bring Attention to ALS

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Last night, the 2015 Academy Award winners for both Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne) and Best Actress (Julianne Moore) brought attention to those fighting ALS during their acceptance speeches.

Redmayne, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, an ALS patient, dedicated his award to Hawking and those fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. Julianne Moore, winner of Best Actress for “Still Alice” also paid tribute to one of the film’s creators, writer/director Richard Glatzer, who is also currently battling ALS.

Please click more or scroll down to view both speeches, and visit our Donations page to help someone fighting ALS in New York State today.


Wellsville family benefits from Ice Bucket Challenge (Olean Times Herald)

Posted on January 3rd, 2015

Recently, the Olean Times Herald featured a piece about one of Hearts for ALS NY’s pALS, Deb Quinn, and how she and her family are currently participating in an ALS study due to donations received through the Ice Bucket Challenge. Please read the piece below, or click here for the link on the Olean Times Herald Website:

WELLSVILLE — Remember this past summer when millions of people from across the globe participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge by dumping a bucket of freezing cold water on themselves and vowing to donate to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research?

The campaign brought awareness to this progressive neurodegenerative disease — often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease — and the $100 million-plus in donations raised for ALS research through the challenge is making a difference for at least one Allegany County family.

The Quinns — Deb, Kristin and Dustin — a family from Wellsville, say they are seeing firsthand the benefit this global event. (more…)

2014 Hearts for ALS NY Holiday Party (Photos)

Posted on December 4th, 2014

Thank you to everyone that made it out for the 2014 Hearts for ALS Holiday Party. Held annually, our Holiday Party is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your friends, supporters and PALS to reflect on another year advocating for and supporting those affected by ALS in New York State. This year’s event was held at Flaherty’s Three Flags Inn in Honeoye Falls on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014.

Click “more” to view photos from the event! (more…)