How to Participate
Ben Bluemle of Seaport Real Estate is the ALS Association’s Chapter representative in Savannah, GA, and is proud to be apart of the first annual Golf Fore ALS tournament here in Savannah. If you are interested in participating in the 2018 Golf Tournament, whether as a golfer or a sponsor, please click here. We hope to see you there!
About Golf Fore ALS
The 2018 Savannah Golf Fore ALS Tournament will raise funds that will personally touch every person living with ALS in our immediate region. In the past 7 years, Golf FORE ALS has raised approximately $200,000 for those who have been afflicted with ALS, and we are excited to grow support for ALS in Savannah.
Originally started in Pittsburgh, PA, the Golf Fore ALS Tournament was founded Ben’s brother Chris Bluemle and friend Joe Susan for two reasons:
- To honor and pay tribute to our late mothers
- To help raise money & create awareness for ALS, or as it more commonly known, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Seaport Real Estate gives a donation from every transaction to the ALS Assocation. Seaport is honored to have the opportunity to raise the ALS Association’s presence in Savannah, and to help those immediately affected by ALS in our community.
ALS Association Georgia Chapter
The ALS Association (National Office and the Georgia Chapter) operates under a shared mission. The ALS Association is the only nationally affiliated not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to ALS. The mission of the ALS Association is to find the cause of the disease and discover a cure through global, cutting-edge research. The ALS Association empowers people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing compassionate care and support.
Our programs, services, research and adovacy are made possible by the generosity of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future. The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please contact the chapter office at (404) 636-9909
Please visit our Annual Report page for financial information about The Georgia Chapter and The ALS Association National Office. If you’d like to receive news about the chapter, you can sign up for our e-newsletter, Connections, here.
Since its founding in 1988, the ALS Association of Georgia has worked with ALS patients and their families to ensure the highest quality of life possible. The progression of ALS varies significantly from one patient to another. No matter a patient’s situation, the ALS Association of Georgia is available to provide vital services and reliable information.
Through the Patient Services Program, the ALS Association of Georgia employs Patient Services staff members who are available to ALS patients and their families from the time of diagnosis. The Patient Services staff assesses a patient’s needs, recommends equipment and helps families plan for the future.
The ALS Association of Georgia also offers a medical equipment loan program through which patients may receive items not covered by insurance, such as power wheelchairs, communication devices or shower chairs, etc. The ALS Association of Georgia delivers equipment to ALS patients and provides training for families.
In addition to offering one-on-one patient consultation and medical equipment, the ALS Association of Georgia Patient Services Program provides:
- Assistive Technology Program to customize communication devices and train patients and their caregivers on its proper use.
- Support Groups for patients, family members, caregivers and friends.
- ALS Clinics staffed by neurologists, speech and respiratory therapists, social workers and dietitians.
- Annual Educational Symposium designed to educate on current medical and psychosocial clinical care standards in ALS.
- Hope for tomorrow through ALS Association funded research at Emory University and across the nation.