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Special Events

 * Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to reschedule many of our events.  Please read below for updated information.  

*Volunteer opportunities are available for all events, contact Manda Joseph, Manager, for more information ( or 317-614-5876)


Walk to Defeat ALS Indiana 2020


Join the ALS Community in Indianapolis, Evansville and Ft. Wayne.  Registration is NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR WALK AND REGISTER.


CONTACT: Manda Joseph, Manager, Walk to Defeat ALS, or 317-614-5876


Indianapolis  September 19 / Victory Field 


Fort Wayne  October 10 / Tin Caps, Parkview Stadium


Evansville October 17 / Evansville Tropicana 





4th Annual Cruisin to a Cure for ALS in Memory of Carlos Lawrence Car Show - NEW DATE


Sunday, September 6, 2020


Location: Lawrenceburg, IN (Downtown)


For more information contact  Manda Joseph, Manager, Walk to Defeat ALS, or 317-614-5876





ALS Research Update 2020 - NEW DATE


SAVE THE DATE: Monday, August 17, 2020


Featuring Suma Badu, MBBS, MPH - Massachusetts General Hospital


Location: IU Neuorscience Center Indianapolis, IN


Our Research Update provides a platform for patients, families and the community to learn about and discuss current trends in ALS treatment and research. This is a free event with complimentary dinner and the opportunity to meet vendors and supporters of the ALS Association Indaina Chapter who are working to improve the lives of all those affected by ALS. 

To RSVP call the office at 317-915-9888


For more information contact Manda Joseph, Manager, Walk to Defeat ALS, or 317-614-5876


For Sponsorship informaiton contact Judith Williams, Director of Development, or 317-670-1889


Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH


Suma Badu 2020 Research Update


Dr. Babu is a board-certified neurologist and neuromuscular specialist and serve as a Physician Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and as Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Her career goal is to develop innovative molecular outcome measures to determine target engagement and dose-selection in early phase II clinical trials in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a fatal disease with a huge unmet need for effective disease modifying therapeutic options and reliable molecular, imaging and electrophysiological outcome measures for patient stratification and measuring treatment responses in clinical trials. She has over 6 years of hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating motor neuron disease patients. She serves as the site principal investigator for several multi-center Phase I, II and III clinical trials in ALS.


She contributes to ALS research in a highly resourceful and multi-disciplinary collaborative environment at the Sean M Healy & AMG Center for ALS at MGH, in close collaboration with global leaders in the field of ALS research.


She has extensive training in clinical and translational research, including a Master’s in Public Health (University of Maryland School of Public Health), Clinical and Translational Research Academy certificate program (Harvard Medical school), and the NIH-NINDS clinical trials methodology course. She has over five years of post-medical degree clinical and translational research experience at MGH (2016-Present), as well as previously at Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2011-2015) and University of Maryland School of Public Health (2006-2009).



Caregiver and Patient Educational Workshop 

Save the Date: Monday, November 16 - Mirro Center, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, Indiana 

The Caregiver and Patient Educational Workshop will feature clinic director Dr. Xia and local clinician and neurologist Dr. Chang.  This will be an opportunity for the Association to continue to provide Fort Wayne with information about the services offered through their local clinic and support those in this area living with ALS.  We will also feature local vendors and provide space and opportunity for them to share more information about how their products will benefit those patients and families impacted by ALS.

For more information or to secure your spot as a sponsor or vendor contact, Judith Williams, or 317-670-1889. 







Bob Kravitz Golf Outing 2020 - NEW DATE




Monday, August 24, 2020


Broadmoor Country Club - NEW LOCATION!!!


To purchase tickets,foursome or learn more about the Bob Kravitz Golf Outing CLICK HERE!


For more information on how to volunteer, donate, participate, or sponsor, Contact For more information contact  Judith Williams, Director of Development, or 317-670-1889







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