Welcome to the Michelle Gargaro Foundation

The foundations purpose is to serve, support, advocate for and empower people affected with ALS and their caregivers. Advocacy to federal and state governments and their agencies, to provide forward momentum to their support of initiatives and financial aide which works towards a cure, meaningful treatments and greater care for those affected by ALS.

  • Provide financial support to ALS patients and their caregivers to allow for a more meaningful and productve life while living with ALS.

  • Provide education and awareness to the public related to ALS and it’s affects on those patients and families living with the disease.

Mark Your Calendars for 3rd Annual Golf Outing on June 7, 2024

The Michelle Gargaro 2024 Memorial Golf Classic will be on Friday, June 7, 2024. at the Gopher Hills Golf Course in Cannon Falls.

Once again, we plan to offer a great event full of foursomes playing a scramble format. All proceeds help support the ALS community and those living with ALS.  Registration will open in the spring of 2024.

Foundation News

Historic Donation to the ALS Association

February 20th, 2024|0 Comments

Earlier this week,  the ALS Association announced the largest single gift in our organization’s history -- $58 million! This gift from the late philanthropist Hugh Hoffman will significantly advance promising ALS research and access to [...]

Upcoming Events

Foundation Recap 2023 – Looking Ahead to 2024

Happy New Year to everyone who followed us this past year and a special thanks to all of you who contributed financially in support of our efforts of assistance to the ALS community. Through your
donations and participation in our fundraising events, you helped us make a positive impact in the lives of those living with ALS.

During 2023 the Michelle Gargaro Foundation made three significant donations from the funds we raised.

First, we made two gifts to the efforts of the local chapter of the ALS Association. One gift of $1,000.00 was given to the associations general fund to assist in the overall support they provide to the ALS community. A second gift of $,1000.00 was given to specifically provide assistance to caregivers who are looking after someone who is living with ALS.

The other gift made by our foundation went to Massachusetts General Hospital to support the Healey and AMG Center for ALS. That gift was in the amount of $2,000.00. Information regarding the Healey Platform and the impact it has had on the development of positive treatments for ALS patients can be found in the links on our site.

During 2023 we also continued to lobby with state and national officials on issues of importance to the ALS community.

Looking ahead to 2024, the Michelle Gargaro Foundation is working to continue their efforts to raise funds to assist those living with ALS and their families. Our annual golf event is scheduled to take place again this June and we are working to develop a new fundraising event that we look to hold later in 2024. We are also working with the local chapter of the ALS Association to be more involved in their lobbying efforts with legislators and to have a member of our foundation sit on their advisory board to help shape the direction of support for the ALS community.

Our Mission

Serve & Support

Serving and supporting patients and families who have been affected by ALS is one of the primary goals of our foundation.  Our family, being one who has experienced the hopelessness of an ALS diagnosis, knows all to well of the need for support as they navigate through the progression of the disease of their loved one.  The Michelle Gargaro Foundation is founded on the basic premise of serving and supporting all who are dealing with ALS.

Please check out the “Events” menu to learn about the specifics of our efforts.  ALS patients and their families are encouraged to contact us with any specific needs that they feel that we may be able to help them with during their journey.

Advocate for & Empower

The Michelle Gargaro Foundation is committed to working to advocate for and empower those people and families who have been affected by ALS.  Along with our personal commitment to work tirelessly as advocates on all levels to help look for meaningful treatments and ultimately a cure for this dreadful disease, we also commit ourselves to do whatever we can to help empower ALS patients to be able to live purposeful and meaningful lives.  We will post timely information here to keep the public informed about efforts to make these goals possible. 

Please use the “ALS News” menu  for information regarding recent developments in research for treatment for ALS along with information regarding current advocacy efforts within the ALS community.

Fundraising & Events

We look forward to having you join us for one of our annual fundraising events to help in the battle against ALS.  As well, we hope to see you at one of the many local and national events sponsored by the ALS Association. Please check our upcoming events page for additional information on all events.

We look forward to your help and support in the battle against ALS.

See upcoming events!