Being diagnosed with ALS can feel like getting slammed to the ground.
Wouldn’t it feel great to slam back?
SLAM ALS, launching on May 9, 2016 during ALS Awareness Month, is a new social media effort benefiting Project ALS that encourages people to show how they would “slam” this deadly neurodegenerative disease. It’s a satisfying feeling! A grassroots campaign created by Madison and Deborah Silver, whose aunt and sister Marjie Block was diagnosed with ALS in 2009, the goal is to challenge people across the U.S. and worldwide to come up with fun, creative slams that inspire their friends, generate donations, and potentially help save the lives of close to 450,000 individuals worldwide currently battling the disease.
Be a SLAMbassador for a cure! It’s easy...
Create a short video, doing an action, showing how you would SLAM ALS. Maybe it’s a basketball slam-dunking through a hoop, or a tennis racquet slamming an ace shot over a net. A sledgehammer ringing the bell on a carnival high-striker. Or tap shoes dancing on a stage, literally putting your foot down for a cure. As long as it’s a safe (non-violent) slam, let your creativity shine!
Please also SLAM your credit card down or your signature on a check.
Post the video to your social media pages with the hashtag #SlamALS and a link to www.slamALS.org. On Twitter and Instagram please tag @slam_als. On Facebook please tag slam ALS.
Challenge friends – and at least three by name! – to create their own slam videos. 100% of ALL funds donated goes directly to research a cure with no amount going toward administration or organizational overhead.