Together we take on the fight against ALS.

Börje Salming ALS Foundation helps to find a cure for ALS

For 21 SEK a month you are a member of Team Börje

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Team Börje is a membership club where, for 21 SEK per month, you join in the fight against ALS.

In the Team Börje membership club, you will be able to access offers, news, and events from Team Börje's partners and from the foundation.

Let's use our collective strength, and as Börje said: We must put an end to this crap.

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Valter Skarsgård, Teresa Salming och Anders Salming på en hockeymatch i Toronto.

Börje Salming's children "at home" in Toronto again

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During the All-Star weekend in Toronto, Valter Skarsgård, Teresa and Anders Salming were present. Please read about their meetings with the NHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Photo: © Eric Marin, NHL.com International

Commander in Chief Micael Bydén supports the fight against ALS

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Micael Bydén is Sweden's Commander-in-Chief and also a long-time friend of Börje Salming. Micael has experienced when colleagues and friends have fallen ill with ALS. Michael is one of our fantastic ambassadors for the Foundation.

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“We must put an end to this crap”

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More research on ALS - a crucial task

ALS is a cruel disease and more research is needed to understand how and why the disease occurs.

Allocation of Research Grants 2023

Five researchers from Karolinska Institutet, KTH, Umeå University, and the University of Gothenburg have been awarded research grants to investigate the onset of ALS, new treatment methods, and improvements in care for those affected, as well as support for families.

About Börje Salming ALS Foundation

The Börje Salming ALS Foundation aims to advance medical scientific research to increase understanding and improve the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS. The Foundation will also create initiatives to provide support to those affected and their relatives.

The Foundation provides financial support to researchers for basic and patient-related research projects focused on the study of the causes of ALS, the development of new methods in the medical treatment of the disease, and projects for innovative solutions that facilitate the care of ALS patients.

An Evening for Beginnings 2023

In April 2023, 'An Evening for Börje' was arranged for the first time. Watch the films featuring the foundation's ambassadors and representatives Valter Skarsgård, Micael Bydén, Mats Sundin, and Nicklas Lidström.

Valter Skarsgard

Valter Skarsgård, ambassador for the Börje Salming ALS Foundation, talks about the intense training for his role in the Viaplay series about Börje and about his first meeting with Börje. Helen Sjöholm and Tommy Körberg perform a duet for the audience at Berns.

JO Waldner and Micael bydén

An exciting table tennis match between JO Waldner and Micael Bydén vs. Mats Sundin and Nicklas Lidström. Who will win?

Mats Sundin and Nicklas Lidström

Mats Sundin, ambassador for the Börje Salming ALS Foundation, and Nicklas Lidström, a board member of the foundation, share what Börje has meant to them as hockey players and as individuals. Additionally, a greeting to everyone from Bill Daly, NHL's deputy commissioner.

Thank you for your support

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We are overwhelmed by the love and generosity that Börje Salming ALS Foundation has received since its inception in autumn 2022.

When we started the foundation, it was Börjes and the Salming family's clear will and desire to support ALS research and the relatives of those affected, and that work has only just begun. Let's solve the ALS riddle together. No more shall suffer.

Thank you for your support!

Richard Josefson

Chairman, Börje Salming ALS Foundation

Support from the NHL

The NHL has shown great support towards the Börje Salming ALS Foundation. In early 2023, the NHL, the National Hockey Leauge Players' Association and NHL Alumni contributed just over one million SEK to the foundation.

Bill Daly. deputy commissioner of the NHL, posted the following video greeting to everyone involved in the fight against ALS the spring.

Here is more to read about NHL and the support of the Börje Salming ALS Foundation.

The foundation's purpose and goals

The foundation fulfills its purpose by providing financial support to prominent ALS researchers and supporting ALS sufferers and their relatives

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The Börje Salming Foundation aims to promote medical scientific research to increase understanding and improve the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Support for victims and relatives

The foundation will contribute to spreading knowledge about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The foundation will also create initiatives to facilitate and provide support to ALS sufferers and their relatives.

Research on ALS

The fight against ALS requires more research.

RESEARCH

Ulf Hedin talks about the first meeting with Börje, when a drug might exist and why more research is needed.

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Scientific Council of the Foundation

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Application for project grant for ALS research

News

The latest from the Foundation, activities and research in ALS

Börje Salming ser ut över utsikten från sin balkong

Dec 06, 2023

December 6, 2023

Börje Salming ALS Foundation allocates 6.3 million Swedish kronor to Swedish ALS research

Five researchers have been awarded a total of 6.3 million Swedish kronor for ALS research.

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Oct 29, 2023

October 29, 2023

Team Börje member club is launched during Round 21

In conjunction with Round 21, the Börje Salming ALS Foundation launches the member club Te

Börje looking out over Stockholm

Aug 14, 2023

August 14, 2023

Promising applications for research grants to Börje Salming ALS Foundation

Now the research portal is closed and a lot of interesting applications have come in.

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Promising applications for research grants to Börje Salming ALS Foundation

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"Jigsaw"by Marek Piwnicki
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Promising applications for research grants to Börje Salming ALS Foundation

At the beginning of September, the Memory Golf was held at Ågesta Golf Club. New for this year is the collaboration...

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Promising applications for research grants to Börje Salming ALS Foundation

At the beginning of September, the Memory Golf was held at Ågesta Golf Club. New for this year is the collaboration...

Börje Salming

Börje Salming is one of Sweden's greatest ice hockey players of all time and broke through in Brynäs in the early 1970s. In 1973, Salming left Sweden for the NHL and Toronto, where during his 16 years he gained icon status. Börje struggled for a time with his health and on August 10, 2022, he announced in a statement via the Toronto Maple Leafs that he had suffered from ALS.

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I have received news that shook my family and me. The signs I received that something was wrong with my body turned out to be ALS. Everything then changed at once. I don't know what the future will be like, but I understand that I will face challenges that are greater than the ones I have been given before.

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The people behind the Börje Foundation

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Our aim is to find a cure for this terrible disease for all those affected and for their relatives to receive support and help. Healthcare needs to create a system for sufferers, regardless of age, geography or need.

Pia Salming

Börje's wife
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To me, our foundation means a lot. We want to draw attention to ALS and contribute to research to find a cure, as well as support families going through the life crisis that ALS entails.

Teresa Salming

Börje's daughter
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Being able to help in the work of supporting research and those affected by ALS feels important. I am extremely grateful and honored to be involved in this important work.

Richard Josefson

Rådgivare styrelsearbete
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It feels important and valuable to contribute to something that makes a difference.

Karin Karlstrom

Initiativtagare och grundare stiftelsen, vd AQC HIT
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I feel tremendously honored and responsible to be involved in contributing to the foundation's work.

Ulf Hedin

Professor, överläkare, Karolinska institutet
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I want to support and contribute to the foundation because it feels important to make an effort.

Nicklas Lidstrom

Detroit Red Wings VP of Hockey Operations
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It was painful to see how quickly Börje was broken down by the disease. More research is needed in this area and this requires an initiative such as the Börje Salming ALS Foundation.

Mats Sundin är Ambassadör för Börje Salming ALS-stiftelse

Mats Sundin

Member of the Board
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I want to contribute to creating better conditions and finding a cure for ALS.

Styrelseledamot Billy Ydefjäll

Billy Ydefjäll

Fundraising manager, Hjärtebarnsfonden
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It's absolutely a no-brainer for me to help fight ALS.

Peter Forsberg, Vice ordförande Svenska Ishockeyförbundet, Styrelseledamot

Peter Forsberg

Vice President Swedish Ice Hockey Federation
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This is Börje Salming's own foundation. Therefore, it is extremely honorable to have the opportunity to work in Börje's name to fight ALS.

Stefan Borg, Styrelseledamot

Stefan Borg

Foreign reporter