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Ride For Life was founded in 1997 and incorporated as a tax-exempt charity according to IRS regulations in 1999. Under the articles of incorporation, our charity has the mission to serve the ALS community. As a patient driven, volunteer organization, its mission is to:

  • Raise research funds to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Support patients and their families through patient services
  • Raise public awareness
  • Provide the community with the latest ALS news, information and inspiration.

During ALS Awareness Month in May, the charity conducts the annual Rife For Life, a major patient advocacy event. Over many days, patients in electric wheelchairs or scooters, journey a lengthy route spreading awareness, information and raising funds.

How Your Donation Helps

Ride for Life, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1998 by ALS patients, caregivers and those who care about people living with ALS. Our mission is to raise public awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, assist research in finding a cure, support ALS patients and their families, and provide the ALS community with the latest ALS related news, information and inspiration.

The organization is called “Ride for Life” because of our annual event in which ALS patients ride their electric wheelchairs down the highways and byways to raise funds for a cure and create awareness for their plight. During the past 8 years, ALS patients rode their wheelchairs from Yankee Stadium to Washington D.C., and from Montauk Point (the tip of Long Island) to Manhattan and helped to raise over 1.5 million dollars.



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