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2014 ALS Recovery Fund Hero of the Year!

Jeff Fogel

Born and raised in North Miami Beach, Jeff attended NMB Senior High and graduated in 1989. Jeff has been working with kids as a counselor and coach for over 20 years including at Camp Blue Star in North Carolina and the Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Miami Beach. His motivation as a coach and mentor is to teach his kids the life lessons both on and off the field through good sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication, all principles that Jeff lives by each day.

In February 2012, Jeff was diagnosed with ALS. Jeff no longer has the use of his arms and now relies heavily on a wheelchair. Despite the daily challenges that Jeff now faces, it doesn’t slow him down. Jeff continues to coach in house basketball, flag football and is the current director of the Girls Prime Time Basketball program. Jeff’s team, Prime Time Girls Basketball, is currently ranked 1st in the State of Florida and 2nd in the national rankings for the USSSA league. In addition to Jeff’s coaching responsibilities, he still finds time to give back to the community. He currently sits on the planning committee for the Wheels and Waves charity event which hosts a wheelchair basketball tournament and special Olympics swim competition.

Although there is no known cure or treatment for ALS, Jeff will tell you that his best medicine is working with his kids on a daily basis.

Please congratulate Jeff and show your support at the 13th Annual Lou Gehrig’s Disease 10K Run 5K Run/Walk where Jeff will be presented with the award.


Saturday May 12th, 2018
16th ALS 10k Run and 5K Run/Walk
Coconut Grove, Miami, FL.

  • October 2008 - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reception honors the ALS Recovery Fund for their recent pledge of $1,000,000 to establish an endowed chair in ALS Research - Read Full Article
  • November 2010 - Dr. Michael Benetar, MBChB, MS, DPhil, accepts position as the Chair Holder of the Walter Bradley Chair in ALS Research
  • December 8, 2010 - ALS Recovery Fund satisfies its $1,000,0000 pledge to the Walter Bradley Chair in ALS Research at the UM Miller School of Medicine
  • December 9, 2010 - ALS Recovery Fund underwrites first annual CAUSE-ALS Consortium in Orlando, Florida
  • October 2012 - ALS Recovery Fund pledged $1 million to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to create the ALS Recovery Fund Research and Clinical Program (a multidisciplinary ALS clinical team and research staff)
  • March 2016 - ALS Recovery Fund began to raise $6 million to permanently endow the ALS Clinic at the University of Miami
  • April 9, 2018 - Registration for the 16th Annual 10K Run 5K Run/Walk is now open - Click Here

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