"Helping Students Overcome the Devastating Financial Impact of ALS…"

Welcome to Connecting ALS. This week we talk about the Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund, which is currently accepting applications from people affected by ALS who wish to pursue college degrees or vocational certificates.

This week, Mike and Jeremy talk to Mark Calmes, vice chair of The ALS Association Board of Trustees, about the Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund, which is currently accepting applications from people affected by ALS who wish to pursue college degrees or vocational certificates. Last year, the scholarship fund awarded $225,000 to 45 students across the country. One of those students is Ryan Pogemiller, a student at Arizona State University. Ryan and his mom, Allison, join to discuss how ALS impacted their life and how the Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund is helping Ryan honor his father’s legacy.

To learn more about the Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund, read http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/calmes-als-scholarship-fund/

Click here to donate to the Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app20096a?df_id=39255&mfc_pref=T&39255.donation=form1&_ga=2.226991709.1756288973.1588190032-349483217.1580497749&NONCE_TOKEN=1B41CDAF669428FD6B5B9631D50C7A84

Read about the inaugural class of the Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund here https://alsadotorg.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/inaugural-class-of-the-jane-calmes-als-scholarship-fund-hails-from-25-states/

As mentioned at the beginning, listen to ALS Association President and CEO Calaneet Balas talk about managing during a crisis on the Business of Giving https://denver-frederick.com/2020/04/23/als-association-ceo-on-managing-through-a-crisis/

As a reminder, May 10 is Mother's Day and we've been thinking it would be great to share some amazing stories of moms in a special episode. Simply record it using a voice memo app on your phone and e-mail it to connectingals@alsmn.org. We'll collect these stories together and share some of them on our Mother's Day episode, which will come out on May 7th.

For quick instructions to record a voice memo visit: http://webmn.alsa.org/site/DocServer/How_to_record_a_voice_memo__Connecting_ALS_.pdf/428545705?docID=136253&verID=1

Find a transcript of this episode on Tumblr.

This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by The ALS Association’s national office and the Association’s Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter
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