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 13th Annual Jim Himelic Memorial Golf Classic took place on May 31st and June 1st at the beautiful Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.  For more information on this year’s event and to look through our photo gallery, please visit the 2013 Tournament page.

Please check back later this year for information on the 14th Annual Jim Himelic Memorial Golf Classic, which is scheduled to take place in spring of 2014. 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.