Our Quest

To find a cure for ALS in our lifetime. Join our quest to #EndALS.

Our Story

We know ALS is disease we can tackle, a problem we can solve. Because ALS is curable; it’s just underfunded.

Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is dedicated to changing the experience of people living with ALS. We raise the funds and awareness urgently needed to advance cutting-edge research, fast-track effective treatments, and ultimately, find a cure for this devastating disease.

Every dollar drives innovative science and research forward, at an accelerated pace. And with each new discovery, we’re making real progress in managing ALS – including one of the most promising drug treatments yet. Today, there is real hope, like never before.

To do so, Augie’s Quest has galvanized thousands to join this fight and confront ALS in an entirely new way – raising nearly $70 million for the cause, and counting. In turn, the global fitness industry, countless businesses, individual donors, influencers, ALS families and friends are absolutely fierce in their commitment to change the way people live with ALS.

With Augie’s Quest, ALS doesn’t stand a fighting chance.

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Our Founder

Augie’s Quest was founded more than a decade ago by Augie Nieto, the successful fitness industry mogul behind Lifecycle and Life Fitness who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. Together with his wife Lynne, Augie is a man who’s defying the odds, continuing to live (and still thrive) 14 years post-diagnosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

A visionary leader dedicated to maintaining muscle strength, fitness and performance, Augie made his career building successful global businesses and driving modern day fitness forward, impacting millions of people. It’s tragic irony that Augie would be diagnosed with ALS, a disease that robs people of their muscles and movement, everything that exercise, fitness and wellness afford. Recently, their life and love story was chronicled in the award-winning film, Augie.

Today, Augie’s inexorable drive to work and achieve remains steadfast, turning his focus and business acumen on ALS, taking on the disease like no other. With Augie’s Quest, Augie and Lynne are transforming the way ALS research is funded, approaching it in completely new, unprecedented ways. Most important, we’re seeing real results!

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Give to the most promising and innovative ALS science and research today – and spread new hope for countless people living with ALS, their families, caregivers and friends. With every gift, you help fast-track effective treatments and an ultimate cure for this devastating disease.

Because ALS is curable; it’s just underfunded.

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Orangetheory Fitness Becomes The Largest Single Donor to ALS Research Through Fundraising Collaboration with Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS

Orangetheory Fitness Becomes The Largest Single Donor to ALS Research Through Fundraising Collaboration with Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS

June 18, 2019

With more than $10 million raised to date, Orangetheory’s partnership with Augie’s Quest marks the largest and most concerted

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Augie’s Quest Returns to Pacific Northwest in Quest to Cure ALS

Augie’s Quest Returns to Pacific Northwest in Quest to Cure ALS

June 13, 2019

Annual Cure ALS Golf Classic Unites Local Community to Support Critical ALS ResearchSeattle, June 10, 2019 – Augie’s Quest

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Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Awards $1 Million to ALS Therapy Development Institute to #EndALS

Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Awards $1 Million to ALS Therapy Development Institute to #EndALS

May 22, 2019

Part of the Nonprofit’s Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Gifts to Advance the Most Promising Research, Finding Effective Treatments and an

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Wrigley Field workout raises money for ALS, seeks to break world record

Wrigley Field workout raises money for ALS, seeks to break world record

May 22, 2019

Before most people got up for breakfast Saturday, thousands showed up at Wrigley Field for a workout. They did

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