Carol’s Crew

Carol’s Crew Supports Project A.L.S

The Hines Rowing Center and Whitemarsh Boat Club formed Carol’s Crew in 2014 in support of founding member, Carol Kleiner, who was diagnosed with A.L.S. in 2013. Our goal is to raise awareness of A.L.S and raise funds to support research for a cure through Project A.L.S. and help others who will face this diagnosis.

May is A.L.S. Awareness Month, when Carol’s Crew hold the “Miles that Matter” campaign at WBC, to raise funds to find treatments and a cure for A.L.S. Participants make a charitable pledge for the miles they’ll row in the month of May – self-funded or solicit pledges from family and friends. To date Carol’s Crew has raised close to $2 million through various charitable activities in the past ten years. Carol’s family and Project A.L.S. established the Kleiner Family Research Initiative to accelerate potential treatments to enter clinical trials, and one candidate is in clinical trials.

What is A.L.S.?

A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease that targets motor neuron cells in the brain and spinal cord. As motor neurons die, a person progressively loses the ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. A.L.S. us usually fatal within 2-5 years of diagnosis.

Why Support Project A.L.S.?

Project A.L.S. identifies and funds the most promising scientific research that will lead to the first effective treatments and a cure for A.L.S. The new paradigm for brain disease research, Project A.L.S recruits the world’s best scientists and doctors to work together, rationally and aggressively, towards a better understanding of the A.L.S. disease process and better therapeutic strategies.