Leadership Summit Awards

Leadership Summit

Named for the people who have inspired our work, supported our mission, and fueled our spirit, the ALS TDI Leadership Awards honor those who lead us in the battle against ALS. Thank you for your courage and unwavering commitment to the ALS community. Awards are presented at the end of each Leadership Summit. You can read more about each award below.

To submit a nomination for one of our awards, please email summit@als.net with the following information: your name and contact info, the nominee's name and contact info, which award you are nominating them for and why you think they should be presented with this award. You can also nominate a hero through our facebook site. Thank you!

Please note the deadline to submit nominations for the Leadership Summit Awards is September 19th, 2014. Thank you!

 
Fran Delaney Challenge & Respect Award
Leadership Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS TDI family who has shown true leadership within their community. The recipient of this award continually questions the science and research surrounding ALS and helps drive new initiatives to battle this disease. He/She challenges his/her community to take up the fight against ALS and helps share the mission of ALS TDI. Through his/her involvement in fundraising and awareness events, this person demonstrates strong leadership within his/her community.

2013 Recipient

Andy Rubenstein

Past Recipients

2012 - Dr. Theresa Stephan Hains
2011 - Thomas Ohlson
2010 - Tim LaFollette View the 2010 Fran Delaney Challenge & Respect Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2009 - Michael Goldsmith View the 2009 Fran Delaney Challenge & Respect Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2008 - Emily Stoddard
2007 - Dave Virden, Jr.
2006 - General Tom Mikolajcik
2005 - Faye Magneson

Mary Lou Krauseneck Courage & Love Award
Leadership Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS community who has, despite all obstacles, created a foundation of hope by maintaining a passion for life. The recipient of this award inspires his/her community to fight alongside them in the battle against ALS. He/She understands the importance of keeping a positive attitude and remains committed to finding a cure. This person is a model of strength, courage, and love in his/her community.

2013 Recipient

Jenny Dwyer

Past Recipients

2012 - Reverend Bill Hassel
2011 - Megan Mishork (posthumously)
2010 - Carla Zilbersmith View the 2010 Mary Lou Krauseneck Courage & Love Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2009 - Michele Dupree View the 2009 Mary Lou Krauseneck Courage & Love Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2008 - Carmen Hoyo, Pam Callahan
2007 - Darryl Goss, Robin Dorogusker
2006 - Shannon McLaughlin
2005 - Amy Whipple

Stephen Milne Adventurous Spirit Award
Leadership Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS community who strives to creatively combat ALS within their own community by searching for innovative ways to fundraise. The recipient of this award consistently and bravely explores new ground in fighting the disease and raising awareness. A commitment to excellence and ALS advocacy drives this person as he/she inspires their community to support the mission of ALS TDI.

2013 Recipients

Rick Cochran & Roger Petrone

Past Recipients

2012 - Eric Engdahl
2011 - Sharon Isles
2010 - Eric Valor View the 2010 Stephen Milne Adventurous Spirit Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2009 - CarolAnn Garratt View the 2009 Stephen Milne Adventurous Spirit Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2008 - Mickey Butts
2007 - Jeff Repetto
2006 - Dick Sanderson, Brian Stanfield
2005 - Steve Lewis

Stephen Heywood Patients Today Award
Leadership Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS community who has proven to be a strong advocate for research and awareness. He/She consistently stays abreast of current research trends both in the United States and abroad. This person challenges his/her own community to collectively fight the disease while serving as an educator for those unfamiliar with ALS. He/She challenges ALS research institutions to focus on patients today in the hopes of accelerating a treatment or cure. They serve as a role model for patients today to find strength and determination to fight this disease each and every day.

2013 Recipient

Kevin Swan

Past Recipients

2012 - Peter Frates & Rob Tison (posthumously)
2011 - Frank Provost
2010 - Steve Saling View the 2010 Stephen Heywood Patients Today Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2009 - Corey Reich View the 2009 Stephen Heywood Patients Today Award Presentation Click here to view the award presentation
2008 - Ken Patterson
2007 - Scott Stafne
2006 - Jon Blais
2005 - Joe Shambo, Matt Dowd