For the eighth consecutive year, LA Fitness is supporting Augie’s Quest to help find a cure for ALS. Throughout the month of February, we’re asking all who wish to participate, to donate to this life-changing cause. LA Fitness will donate 100% of the proceeds from the annual LA Fitness ALS fundraiser to the Augie’s Quest ALS research initiative.
What is Augie’s Quest?
Founded by Augie Nieto, known for his role in shaping today’s fitness world as the co-founder and CEO of Life Fitness, Augie’s Quest leverages Augie’s long-standing relationships in the fitness industry and global business community to operate like a highly successful business accountable for results. More About Augie’s Quest >
Join us at LA Fitness on Saturday, February 24th and dedicate your workout to ALS!
Raised For Augie's Quest by LA Fitness Since 2010
Augie’s Quest & Understanding ALS
People diagnosed with ALS every year in the U.S.*
Average years survival time, from date of diagnosis.
Dedication to finding a cure.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Augie's Quest?
- What is ALS?
- Who is Augie Nieto?
- How can I donate?
- Where can I learn more about Augie's Quest?
- Is my donation tax deductible?
“The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $45 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments. This makes Augie’s Quest the largest individual fundraising program for ALS! 100% of donations to Augie’s Quest go directly to fund ALS drug development.” – Augie’s Quest
“ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. “A” means no. “Myo” refers to muscle, and “Trophic” means nourishment – “No muscle nourishment.” When a muscle has no nourishment, it “atrophies” or wastes away. “Lateral” identifies the areas in a person’s spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates it leads to scarring or hardening (“sclerosis”) in the region.” – ALS Association
“A pioneer in the fitness industry, Augie co-founded Lifecycles, Inc. in 1980. Over the course of 20 years, he grew the company, now called Life Fitness, Inc., to be the largest commercial manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world. Yet in March of 2005, Augie’s life took an unexpected turn; he was diagnosed with ALS. Drawing strength from his family, friends, and a flood of supportive emails, Augie maintains a positive attitude and continues to lead an active life. As Chairman of the Board of Directors at ALS Therapy Development Institute, Augie is instrumental in the management of the Institute and acts as a spokesperson for the company.” – Augie’s Quest
All donations will be collected online. Click here to make a donation. We are encouraging members to dedicate their workout and donate $20 or more.
To learn more about Augie’s Quest, please visit www.augiesquest.org.
Yes! 100% of your donation is tax deductible. To lower costs and to comply with IRS guidelines, a paper tax receipt and thank you letter will be sent to anyone who donates $250 or more. ALS TDI is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose tax ID number is 04-3462719.
*Donations collected online only. Guests using club facilities must prove they are at least 18 years of age or older or are at least 14 years of age and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests must sign a waiver of liability prior to admission and adhere to all club rules and regulations. Guests may be presented with membership options. ©2018 Fitness International, LLC. All rights reserved.
ALS stats from, Facts You Should Know, ALS Association, Data Retrieved 1/16/2018
- “Facts You Should Know.” ALSA.org. The ALS Association. http:www.alsa.org/about-als/facts-you-should-know.html
- “AT-1501.” ALS Therapy Development Institute. The ALS Association. http://www.als.net/at-1501