#whatwouldyougive is a national campaign to build awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease) and raise funds for research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). It challenges people to give up an ability (e.g. voices, arms, hands, legs), to understand what life with ALS might be like.
Since its launch in 2015, #whatwouldyougive has raised $600K to help bring us closer to a treatment and cure for ALS.

Who is Sarah Coglianese?

Sarah Coglianese is 38 and has been living with ALS for the past 5 years. She used to be a runner and now she's in a wheelchair. That hasn't stopped her though, or even slowed her down in her fight to find a treatment for ALS. Through her #whatwouldyougive campaign and her Speed 4 Sarah blog, she has built national awareness of this disease and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for ALS research. Sarah lives in San Francisco with her husband Rob and feisty 7-year-old daughter Scarlett.

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  • Have someone wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Have someone feed you meals
  • Have someone dress you
  • Have someone take notes for you in a meeting



  • Type on your phone to communicate
  • Write on paper to communicate


  • Use a wheelchair all day
  • Have someone lift you from a chair to the
    toilet every time you have to use it
  • Have someone lift you in and out of bed
  • Have someone open office doors for you


For more information on how you can participate email events@als.net