What Happened When with Joan Borowsky Part 2

July 20, 2017

In Part 2 of the What Happened When Podcast, Joan Borowsky continues to look back on her 20 years with The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter with stories on the Philadelphia Phillies, the Billy Lake Basketball Marathon, the Walk to Defeat ALS, and more. You will understand more about how The ALS Association doesn't look at ALS families as a list or patients as another statistic, but instead looks at everyone as individuals with their own powerful stories. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes and make sure to join us at the 40th Anniversary Gala on November 9 by getting tickets at www.alsphiladelphia.org/gala 


What Happened When with Joan Borowsky Part 1

July 13, 2017

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter. It also marks the 20 year anniversary of Joan Borowsky working at the Chapter to support ALS families! In this special podcast series called What Happened When, Joan talks about some of her favorite moments in her two decades with the Chapter, funny times with the Phillies, and early memories meeting people who are leading the fight against ALS.


Listen, share, subscribe, and then join us for our 40 year anniversary gala on November 9 at www.alsphiladelphia.org/gala 


Mike Deeley’s ALS Story Part 1

June 21, 2017

Mike Deeley was diagnosed with ALS less than one year ago and in that time, he has already done a great deal to advance the mission of The ALS Association and fight for quality ALS care and research. In this podcast, Mike talks about the military connection to ALS, how he first noticed symptoms, and how he has started to get involved helping others. Listen, subscribe, share, and do more for the ALS cause at www.alsphiladelphia.org and follow on social media @alsphiladelphia 


Mike Deeley’s ALS Story Part Two

June 21, 2017

In part 2 of our Podcast discussion with Mike Deeley, he shares more about how he is working to support ALS patient care and research through advocacy and local events. Mike shows that as tough as ALS is, he's even tougher, and he's proving that with his rugby events and challenge through https://rugbysmashals.org/ 

Listen, share, and watch their video at https://rugbysmashals.org/ as well as find more ways to advocate and donate at www.alsphiladelphia.org Make sure to follow on social media @alsphiladelphia as well! 


Thank you to Mike Deeley for sharing his ALS story and for his service to the country as a US Navy veteran. 


Episode 89 Dr. Mary Sedarous

May 25, 2017

2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and part of Advancing the Mission includes expanding access to quality care for people with ALS and their families. The most important way to do that is through the ALS Clinics. In this podcast, Dr. Mary Sedarous discusses her team's work at the Hackensack Meridian ALS Center and their part in the ALS mission. As part of this podcast, Dr. Sedarous talks about the complications of ALS care, the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach, how her team works together, her experience with ALS, and her support of the Walk to Defeat ALS and other events. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes, and get involved today at www.alsphiladelphia.org/40years 



Episode 88 George Pagano

May 17, 2017

George Pagano did something that few others have ever been able to do. In 2015, George rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, along with his rowing partner Caitlin Miller as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. He did it all to raise money to fight ALS in memory of his grandfather. In this podcast, George talks about the preparation for his journey, the help he got along the way, and how being on the open water got him closer to the ALS cause. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes, and also learn more at http://www.thecranialquest.com/ 

Join the fight against ALS by donating, volunteering, or advocating at www.alsphiladelphia.org 


Ride to Defeat ALS Podcast with Marcia Telthorster

May 9, 2017

Friend of the 'Pod Marcia Telthorster joins Tony Heyl and Jamey Piggott to talk about the upcoming Ride to Defeat ALS and her team, Legs 4 Greg, honoring her husband Greg Telthorster. Marcia and Jamey discuss the logistics of the ride, how it can be fun and challenging, the end point at Morey's Piers, and why this event has been so special for the Telthorster family. Listen, subscribe on iTunes, share the podcast, and join Legs 4 Greg and other teams at the Ride to Defeat ALS by registering or donating at www.als-express.org 


Nurses Week Podcast

May 1, 2017

Nurses Week is the first week of May. The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is thrilled to have exceptional nurses on staff to provide quality care to ALS families. In this Podcast, three ALS Association nurses who work at the ALS Treatment Center at Penn State Hershey Medical Center talk about working for the Chapter, what kind of work they do on a daily basis, and why they became nurses in the first place.

Listen to nurses Sue Walsh, Maureen Reid, and Annette Miller discuss their different paths to nursing and their equally different paths to ALS and then join them for the Hershey Walk to Defeat ALS at www.hersheywalktodefeatals.org 

Find more ways to get involved at www.alsphiladelphia.org 


ALS Association Social Workers Podcast

March 29, 2017

Social Workers are at the forefront of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's mission for ALS families. What does a Chapter social worker do though? In this podcast, Chapter social workers Melissa Coll, Anne Cooney, and Jayne Etskovitz talk about their combined 60 years of experience in social work, how they assist persons with ALS and their families, and some of their favorite memories and events at the Chapter.

Listen and learn about the value of social work and get involved during the Chapter's 40th anniversary at www.alsphiladelphia.org today.


ALS Registry with Jen Hjelle

March 9, 2017

The ALS Registry is a powerful tool to learn more about who has ALS in the United States and develop appropriate research proposals with different populations of people. In order for the Registry to work, people with ALS need to participate in a series of surveys. In this podcast, Jen Hjelle, the Executive Director of The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter talks about their outreach to ALS families for the registry in more rural areas of the country and why they see the Registry as a valuable tool to end ALS.

Learn more about the fight against ALS, research, and participating in advocacy for initiatives like the Registry at www.alsa.org