How It All Started
Kerri and Pamela Olah-Brennan (founders) have been involved with the ALS community since 2011. The journey began on a personal note when a friend, Susan Spencer-Wendel, at the age of 43 was diagnosed with ALS. As her disease progressed and she started to decline, Kerri and Pam realized the need for ALS awareness. Their involvement included volunteering for ALS fundraising events, patient outreach and the ALS Association Walk committee. From 2015 to 2017 they were the chairs for the Palm Beach Walk to Defeat ALS raising over $500,000.
In 2017, Kerri and Pam saw a desperate need for financial help and support by the ALS patients and families during their fight against this disease. They decided to start their own Non-Profit-501(c)3 in order to provide rapid and direct assistance to the patients and families.
Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes a life is taken by ALS. There has yet to be a cure for ALS aka Lou Gehrig Disease. Lou Gehrig was diagnosed in 1939. The life span of an ALS patient is on average 3-5 years.
We appreciate you for taking the time to read our story in the fight against ALS. We will continue our fight until there is a cure.
PASS IT ON
ALwayS for ALS Inc. created a program called Pass It On, where patients and families are connected to other patients and families to pass on helpful equipment and resources to aid in their fight against ALS.
At ALwayS for ALS Inc., we are dedicated to giving back to those in need. We encourage others to donate to ALS Warriors. Donations go towards unforeseen expenses caused by ALS diagnosis.
PATIENT AND FAMILY VISITATION
With this initiative, founders Kerri and Pam help assist, support, and encourage ALS Warriors and their families. Home visits, hospital visits, and dinners out with the families help the patient as well as the caregiver. As friends who understand the declining journey of ALS, Kerri and Pam come to relieve some stress and help assist warriors in their community.