A Community Fights Back

A Community Fights Back

Gretchen Spreitzer and her husband Bob Schoeni thank all those who participated in this year’s A2A3 Family Field Day.

When Dr. Bob Schoeni was diagnosed with ALS this summer, it was a shock to friends, colleagues and family in the Ann Arbor community. A popular U-M professor Bob has touched a lot of lives, especially through his coaching of girls sports. A large number of Ann Arbor girls call him simply, “Coach Bob.”

When his friends and coworkers heard about his condition, they organized a non-profit, A2A3 (Ann Arbor Active Against ALS), to support ALS research. Some of their initiatives include Training for a Cure, Coaching for a Cure, and Kids Active for a Cure. They have held a garage sale and Family Field Day.

A portion of the proceeds will go to ALS research at the Program for Neurology Research & Discovery. For information, go to www.a2a3.org.