The Iron Horse Awards provide financial grants to children of ALS patients despite the extreme financial burden of living with ALS. Neil, Suzanne and the Live Like Lou Advisory Council are particularly sensitive to the toll this disease can take on the caregivers and the children of patients because they are parents themselves! Each grant request is carefully assessed by a committee, which includes the Alexander children, Abby and Patrick. Together we weigh the need of the requestor with the parameters of our fund. All grants are made directly to the service provider, for example the dance studio, summer camp or college from which the child will receive benefit. We limit our grants to ALS families in the Western Pennsylvania region and typically these families are identified through our relationships with The ALS Association, MDA and Phi Delta Theta. So far, thanks to our donors, a request has never been denied (see pictures of some of our Awardees below)!!
Iron Horse Award Grants include: