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Southfield, MI  48075   Contact Us
For 40 years, helping people with ALS (pALS), their families,
and caregivers to live life as fully as possible

Support MLS vs. ALS in the Walk 'n Roll for ALS: 2018



  • Jim & Pam Blanchard:
    Hey MLS . Let's keep moving to beat ALS
  • Scott Schnell:
    NCAA Pool Fundraiser
  • Mary Lou Jennette:
    Pam Blanchard, Wish I lived closer to participate
  • Lorie Brown:
    Your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers!
  • Matt Brown:
    Proud to be part of this team! We love you Mitch!


I started to notice symptoms in September 2017.  Each month new symptoms would appear and others would progress.  After many tests and doctor apptments, I received my diagnosis on January 30th, 2018.  My life has been turned upside down.  There are many decisions to make and plans to solidify for the future.  Circumstances I thought my wife and I would tackle in 20 years.  But that has changed for me now.

I am blessed with an exceptional life.  I am married to a perfect wife and my best friend.  We have two beautiful exceptional children.  We are rich with family and friends.  And a life style better than I deserve. 

There are close to 1,000 pALS (people with ALS) in Michigan, like me battling ALS everyday, and another 200 are diagnosed every year.

ALS of Michigan provides critically needed, community based services to Michigan pALS and their families. From respite care to speech services to equipment loans to support groups, seminars, and workshops, they are there every step of the way to make living with ALS a little bit easier.  They are a volunteer not-for-profit organization.

ALS of Michigan needs your help!

Please support our walk team so ALS of Michigan can continue to provide the services that our ALS community has come to depend on. 

In Honor of: Rhonda, Mericka nd Mariah; 

In Memery of:  Debbie Knight; 

Thank you!

Mitch Shaver

- MLS vs. ALS

Event Info:

Kensington Metropark in Milford: Sunday, September 30, 2018
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