Eric Engdahl was the 2012 recipient of the Stephen Milne Adventurous Spirit award presented at ALS TDI's 8th annual Leadership Summit.
Eric was chosen for this award for several reasons: The second he found out that his mother was diagnosed with ALS, he made it his mission to help find a cure for the disease. Although he is not a researcher, he has done as much fundraising as possible to help the cause, raising close to $100,000 in the past three years so that no family has to suffer what his family endured.
Additionally, he has organized and participated in numerous events to fundraise. Individually, he's fundraised by participating in activities such as running in the Boston Marathon, and in lieu of wedding favors, donating to ALS TDI. With others, he's fundraised for ALS research by organizing events like the Nantucket fishing tournament, "The Big Game Battle," and another fundraiser in Boston, "Wings over Wall Street."
Also, Eric is always helping with networking opportunities to bring ALS to the forefront.