Hands-on support in and around the home
Grants for respite and home improvement
Financial assistance for children in ALS families to pursue their higher education dreams
In partnership with Lou Gehrig’s Fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, Live Like Lou has hundreds of volunteers throughout North America who have registered to serve ALS families in their community.register to receive supportregister to volunteer
When your ALS family registers with the LiveLikeLou Foundation, the organization will recruit a Phi Delta Theta volunteer near your home. Once matched with a volunteer, the two of you take it from there!register to receive support
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There is no fee or obligation from ALS families in exchange for this service, and families may cancel the arrangement at any time.
Live Like Lou services do not include medical equipment, supply handling, transportation, or financial support.
In honor of Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive Major League Baseball games played, Iron Horse Scholarships provide up to $2,130/semester for up to four years (or eight semesters).
While there are no age or GPA requirements, the Live Like Lou Iron Horse Scholarship Selection Committee will give preference to applicants who demonstrate financial need and academic promise. At least one award per year will be reserved for students pursuing a career in a field that will benefit the ALS community. Awardees are expected to serve as ambassadors for Live Like Lou and the ALS community during their award period (approximately ten hours per year).
Finalists not selected for an Iron Horse Scholarship may be awarded one-time support.
An application does not guarantee an award or renewal, and all scholarship payments are made directly to a student’s institution of higher education.
These gift cards are made possible through the generosity of donors and friends, with a wish for peace and strength.
The 2022 holiday respite grant application is now closed. Check back in the fall of 2023! Register with us to learn when applications open.register
Therefore, the Live Like Lou Foundation launched its home improvement grant program in 2022 with a pilot including the Mid-Atlantic/Chesapeake region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia). In partnership with our friends at the UPS Foundation, they provided a grant to Live Like Lou to benefit families within this region.
Live Like Lou has expanded the program to the rest of the country for 2023. Awards are available for up to $1,500 for materials and equipment. The application is open and decisions are made on a rolling basis.
- Application is due June 14 for a decision by June 28.
- Application is due August 30 for a decision by September 13.
- Application is due November 15 for a decision by November 29.
The 2023 application is now open.Apply for a Home Improvement Grant Today!