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 ALS, Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium, and more!

If you have any questions or would like to join the YPG, please email ypg@als-ny.org.

Young Professionals ALS Greater NY Chapter

Our Mission

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.

Young professional group ALS GNY virtual cocktail hour

Advocacy

Advocacy for research, health & long-term care, and caregiver support is a priority of ALS Greater New York and the YPG. Each year YPG particpates in meetings with our Congressioanl officilals educating them 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.

Young Professionals Group ALS GNY Chapter

Volunteer

The YPG is involved with many initiatives with ALS Greater New York, 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 ALS, the YPG represents the next generation of leaders and supporters in all ways of fighting ALS.

Jeanette Lou Gehrig Day 2022

Events

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 ALS, and outings to Yankee games, there is something for everyone to enjoy.