The Don't Talk-a-Thon

Benefiting: Project ALS
Hosted by:Project ALS
Goal: $125,000
$149,896 4 120% Complete

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May is ALS awareness month!  On May 22nd, join the Don't Talk-a-Thon to raise awareness for ALS and funds for Project ALS research.  

Here's how it works:

  • Pledge to take a vow of silence for an hour (or more!) on May 22nd and create a fundraising page. 
  • Tell us why you're not talking and share it on your page and social media #donttalkathon2016.
  • Ask your friends and family to sponsor you, or sponsor someone yourself.

By taking a vow of silence, you can honor those who are robbed of their speech by this devastating disease and raise crucial funds for ALS research.     

Why join?  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a brain disease that targets cells called motor neurons, which reside in the brain and spinal cord.  In ALS, as motor neurons die, a person progressively loses the ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe.  Despite research progress, the complexity of the brain remains a major hurdle in finding effective treatments and a cure for ALS.  With your help, we can accelerate the pace of the most promising research that will end ALS.  100% of funds raised through the Don't Talk-a-Thon will go directly to Project ALS research.  

Thank you for your support in helping us silence ALS!

Spread the word and share your story--don't forget to tag it with #donttalkathon2016 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see it on our social hub.  Or send us your story for the blog.

Questions? Call the office at (212) 420-7382 or email Erin at


{How can we give 100% of funds raised through the Don't Talk-a-Thon to research?  While there is some overhead in running Project ALS (we try to keep it extremely low--we are a four person office, and last year dedicated 87% of funds raised to research programs), we ask members of our board of directors, foundations, and private donors to cover our administrative costs so when we hold events like the Don't Talk-a-Thon we can dedicate 100% of the proceeds to research}.