There is NO CURE for ALS. Until there is a Cure, There is Team Gleason. Since 2011, Team Gleason has provided over $40 million in adventure, technology, equipment, and care services to people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and countless others through advocacy, support and ultimately bringing an end to the disease.
NO WHITE FLAGS. It’s the mantra that drives Team Gleason, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – a terminal neuromuscular disease. When Steve Gleason, a former NFL special teams player for the New Orleans Saints, was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, he made it clear that he wouldn’t give up – on himself, on his family, or on others also living with the disease.
In response to his diagnosis, Steve and his wife Michel founded Team Gleason to empower people with ALS to live purposeful lives. Team Gleason, through its diverse and broad-reaching programming, brings assistive technology, equipment, and robust support services into the hands of ALS patients – with a goal of helping individuals with ALS not just survive but thrive after a devastating diagnosis.
To improve life for people living with ALS and those who care for them by delivering innovative technology and equipment, as well as providing and empowering an improved life experience.
A world where people living with ALS have the resources and the opportunities to not only continue living, but continue living productive, purposeful, and meaningful lives.
Team Gleason Stories
Jan has dreamt of taking her young grandson to Disney World. Team Gleason was excited to help Jan and her family visit the Happiest Place in the World!
“With this disease, ALS, as caregivers and as a family we learn the impeccable quality of adapting at a moment’s notice, and that’s precisely what we did. I collected myself, pivoted, and adjusted our plans.”
I never imagined a Hawaii vacation like this. When I was diagnosed, I just kind of assumed I would never be able to travel anymore, and I haven’t. Although I am progressed quite a bit, I have people around me who keep encouraging me and making travel possible.
Team Gleason was happy to help Tammy and her family explore Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – a spot that holds sentimental memories. We covered lodging with an accessible VRBO and their trips to Dollywood and Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg.