Ocean rowing to raise funds & awareness for ALS.

The ROW4ALS team conquered the Atlantic in 2018-2019, and made a valiant attempt on the Pacific in 2023 to raise money and awareness for ALS research.

2023 Sponsors

University of Utah Health Logo
Pickleville Playhouse Logo
Bout Time Pub & Grub Logo
Mountain America Credit Union Logo

Meet the Team

Ocean Rowers & Family

The Row4ALS team is made up of ocean rowers, shore crew, and friends and family that help support our mission. Meet the 2023 rowers and find out more about the amazing people behind the scenes.

A collage of three photos showing the 2018 Row4ALS team arriving at sunset in Antigua, an image of the yellow boat, and friends and family members in Row4ALS shirts.

About ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. With ALS, these nerve cells progressively degenerate, leading to muscle weakness, atrophy, and eventually, paralysis. The disease typically starts with weakness and cramping in the arms, legs, or hands, and may also affect the muscles involved in speech, swallowing, and breathing.

There is no cure for ALS, and the exact cause of the disease is still unknown. However, researchers believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors may play a role in its development.

Currently, treatment for ALS focuses on managing symptoms and improving quality of life. While there is no known cure for ALS, ongoing research is focused on developing new treatments and understanding the underlying causes of the disease.

Row4ALS is a 501(c)3 non profit and all funds raised go to the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Will you help us on our mission to raise money to understand and fight ALS?

The Row4ALS team in front of the boat. From left Teddy, Tim, Brian, Dale, and Alan in the front.
Row4ALS Team, 2018

Tim & Alan, Mountain America Credit Union interview


Meet the Captain & the Chief Inspiration Officer

For Tim Ryan and Alan Alderman, friendship runs deep. They’ve known each other since 1999 when their respective companies started doing business together. Soon after, in 2001, Alan was diagnosed with ALS—commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease—and they’ve been good friends ever since.