Founded in 1998 by Michael Lopez, a 1996 diagnosed Lou Gehrig’s disease patient himself, the TEAM Cure ALS Foundation was established with the vision to eradicate the disease through the concept of team.
Together Everyone Accomplishes More.
The 1985 All Pac-10 safety, from Oregon State University, created the foundation with the determination for his team to be one of the foremost leaders in the fight to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Mike passed away in January of 2013 after a 17-year, courageous and extraordinarily hard fought battle. Mike was an inspirational hero and touched the lives of countless. Because of Mike’s perseverance and commitment to the mission of the Foundation, TEAM Cure ALS provided educational scholarships for students with family members affected by ALS and contributed financially to numerous patients living with ALS.
TEAM Cure ALS Foundation is a non-profit 501 (C) (3), publicly supported, organization committed to the treatment and elimination of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds for research and patient services for ALS diagnosed patients and their families, and increase ALS educational awareness.
TEAM Cure ALS Foundation continues the mission set forth by Mike Lopez, Jr. of making an impact in the lives of those living with the challenges of ALS, spreading awareness and raising funds for research to find a cure for this devastating and fatal neuromuscular disorder. We are committed to the Cure and we invite you to become a year around member of Team Cure ALS Foundation by donating on a monthly basis through PayPal. An automatic reoccurring donation of $5 per month allows you to impact the lives of those living with ALS. TEAM Cure ALS Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3.
We ask for a simple donation of $5, equivalent to a cup of coffee once a month. There are people who give an amount determined by themselves every month, those who donate a lump sum annually, and there are those who say they wish they could give, but not have any to give. Here is an opportunity to be a part of our TEAM. It's not how much you give, its that you find it in your heart to give. Every dollar we can raise goes towards AWARENESS, PATIENT SERVICES, and our forever commitment, RESEARCH FOR A CURE.