The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. was founded by Donna Jordan and Mary Ann (Sciaba) Singersen in dedication to the loving memory of Clifford Jordan, Jr. & Edward J. Sciaba, Sr. The impact of these two great men had such a profound effect on their families that they have left behind not only a legacy of love but of a boundless hope!
A.L.S. took their lives years before, but today the spirit of their courage continues to be the foundation of something wonderful. That spirit is at the heart of the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, where families join together to help one another, where families join together to support each other, where families join together to overcome!
Clifford Jordan, Jr. was born and raised in Brockton and resided in Dedham. He was an accomplished carpenter and welder. Cliff was a devoted father to his daughter Amanda, a loving husband to his wife, Jean, and a cherished son and brother. Before he was stricken with A.L.S. at the young age of 34, he loved to vacation at his home in Vermont, ride his mountain bike, his motorcycle, and spend time with his family. Cliff had a unique and creative personality. He was very loved and is sadly missed.
Edward J. Sciaba, Sr. grew up in the South End of Boston. After high school, he worked as a rigger at Bethlehem Steel Co. in Quincy before joining the Navy in 1944. After being honorably discharged in 1945, he formed a construction company, Sciaba & Co., Inc. Over a 45-year period, he built many buildings throughout the Commonwealth including schools and other public facilities. Ed was highly respected in the industry.
Ed was a successful businessman, but more importantly, he was the loving patriarch of his family. He was tremendously strong and yet quietly adoring. He and his wife, Adele, raised four children and had eight grandchildren. Before Ed was diagnosed with ALS, he would spend hours supporting his grandchildren by attending their activities. A.L.S. took many things from him but never his inner-strength, never his resolve. Through it all, he remained a shining example for all that knew him.
● Until there is a cure, the ALS Family Charitable Foundation unites families and raises funds for those
suffering from ALS today, and supports research to cure ALS tomorrow.
● To provide patients and their families with the best possible financial and emotional support through their unique ALS journey.
● Family Connection: The needs of our ALS families are best served by those who have shared the
● Family Support: We are committed to making a difference in people’s lives by providing emotional
support and financial assistance through our patient service programs, which gives them hope for
tomorrow and strength for today.
● Family Fun: We help families enjoy their time together.
"Cliff Walk" for ALS Fundraiser
Held every September, along the Cape Cod Canal, our "Cliff Walk" for ALS Fundraiser is our Signature Event. We routinely welcome 1,000 walkers and their families and have raised over two million dollars for our Foundation's In-House Programs and research efforts. The Walk is held in loving memory of Clifford Jordan, Edward J. Sciaba, Sr. and Janice Ferrara.