How We Help

Hearts for ALS NY is a volunteer based, not for profit organization that thrives on the ability to help those diagnosed with and affected by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. We seek to raise awareness about ALS and support those fighting Lou Gehrig disease with monetary donations, fundraising events, by providing a support network so patients and those close to them know that they are not alone in their fight.

Our network helps patients locate necessary equipment and connect with volunteers so they can maintain a higher quality of life. Below are just a few ways that we help raise money and support our pALS.


Hearts for ALS NY recognizes the importance of hosting events that are not only fun for us and our PALS, but also help to raise funds that can help in many important ways. In the past, we have worked with a variety of partners including businesses, clubs, and private groups to hose retail events, holiday parties and our annual Jess Dunlap Celebration of Life Golf Tournament, which, in 2014, raised over $10,000 to benefit Mike Dugan, one of our PALS living in Rochester, New York.

Volunteer Efforts

Living with ALS can be very difficult for our PALS, as well as those close to them. The cost of medications, equipment and the time commitment required for cooking meals, stretching, doctor visits and more can leave people feeling overwhelmed. By volunteering to help an ALS patient you can help relive some of this stress by helping with necessary activities.

If you are interested in devoting some of your time to help an ALS patient, please contact us and we can connect you with an ALS patient in your area that would greatly appreciate your support.


Hearts for ALS NY accepts donations online using any major credit card or your PayPal account. Your donations are incredibly helpful in improving the situation for an ALS patient and those close to them, and you can be sure that your gift will help an ALS patient in Upstate New York.

To make a donation today, please click the button below. You may also click here to visit our donations page to learn more and view merchandise that we currently have available for purchase – with proceeds benefitting the Hearts for ALS NY fund.

*Note: Your donation is tax deductible

Connecting PALS

Nobody should have to live with ALS alone and we’re here to make sure that those diagnosed with ALS in New York State have the support system they need to feel comfortable that someone is there for them. Hearts for ALS NY works with other organizations to provide a wide network of people that can put patients in contact with equipment, specialists and answer any questions that they have. Hearts for ALS NY also serves as an advocate for those diagnosed with ALS with a heavy presence at many ALS advocacy events.

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