Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within 2 to 5 years of diagnosis. There is no cure for ALS.


On September 24, 2016, Whitefish United Methodist Church will join Dr. Erik Schroeder and Team Schroeder at the 2016 Walk to Defeat ALS in Missoula. Check-in for participants will be at 9am with the walk starting at 10am. Red Team Schroeder t-shirts will be available again There is a September 1st deadline if you want a red Team Schroeder T-shirt (e-mail wfschroeders@gmail.com) or to reserve a Team Schroeder block of rooms at the Missoula Wingate call 406-541-8000 by September 1st.

For more information on the 2016 walk click here.

Click on the link to join Team Schroeder,  to make a donation to support the fight against ALS, or to learn more about Erik Schroeder and read his story.

Watch the Schroeder family do the Ice Bucket Challenge Here!
Whitefish UMC does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Team Schroeder