Young Professionals Group
The Young Professionals Group (YPG) was formed in 2006 by a group of dedicated young philanthropists with the goal of working together to improve the lives of people living with ALS and their families, as well as supporting progressive research to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The mission of the YPG is to generate awareness of the fight against ALS by developing fun, sophisticated and meaningful opportunities for their peers to get involved in the cause. Their annual fundraising efforts focus on events that include the New York City Walk to Defeat ALS, Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium, and more!
If you have any questions or would like to join the YPG, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Young Professionals Group (YPG) is to generate awareness of the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) by developing fun, sophisticated and meaningful opportunities for their peers to get involved in the cause.
Advocacy for research, health & long-term care, and caregiver support is a priority of The ALS Association Greater New York and the YPG. Each year the YPG participates in a delegation at National Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference. This event is the ALS community’s only opportunity to join together to educate Members of Congress on the importance of stepping up the fight to conquer ALS through research, care, and support. Members of the YPG meet with their local representatives to share their stories and emphasize why government support can make a difference in the lives of those living with ALS.
The YPG is involved with many initiatives with The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, including working with the patient community to give back and volunteer. Whether it is visiting patients at home for social visits, helping deliver or transport equipment loan items, or volunteering at the Walk to Defeat ALS, the YPG represents the next generation of leaders and supporters in all ways of fighting ALS.
The YPG hosts monthly events to get together to socialize, meet new members, and spread the word about the fight against ALS. Varying from fitness events, Happy Hours, fundraising for Team YPG at the New York City Walk to Defeat ALS, and outings to Yankee games, there is something for everyone to enjoy.