Jim Himelic Foundation Pod Logo: Eradicate ALS

fundraising $1,000,000 in seed money to eradicate ALS


Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth... I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for. - Lou Gehrig July 4th, 1939

Jim HimelicWelcome to the Jim Himelic Foundation (JHF) website. The Jim Himelic Foundation is a grassroots organization established by Jim’s family and friends after he courageously lost his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2000.

More commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” this degenerative disease has no known cure, and only limited treatment is available for current ALS patients.

Our Goal

The goal of the Jim Himelic Foundation is to help contribute to the many ongoing fundraising and research efforts that are determined to “Eradicate ALS.” Through our annual golf tournament, dinner, and silent and live auctions, JHF seeks to raise ONE MILLION DOLLARS for ALS research at the University of Arizona. To date, the one-day event has raised $918,000. However, for the Jim Himelic Foundation to be successful in achieving its goal, much more support is still needed. To learn more about our foundation, please watch our promotional video.

The 14th Annual Jim Himelic Memorial Golf Classic is scheduled to take place on Friday October 3rd at the beautiful Omni Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona. For more information on this year’s event, please refer to our 2014 tournament page. Also, stay up to date on all JHF-related events by joining us on Facebook.”

Online Donations

To make an online donation to the Jim Himelic Foundation, please click here. Please note that JHF has a separate account through the U of A Foundation so that all proceeds donated under the Jim Himelic Foundation are directed towards the Jim Himelic Research Lab. Thank you.