In memory of Sharon Ashby
someone we've lost to ALS
She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and elementary school teacher and always supported worthy causes, especially if youths were involved.
Sharon Ashby passed away at age 67 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease on January 2, 2013. Her symptoms began as early as 12 years prior, but even after her diagnosis, she continued to live life to the fullest. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and elementary school teacher and always supported worthy causes, especially if youths were involved.
In her memory, her family began a nonprofit charitable theatre group called Acting Out for ALS. Over the course of 11 musical productions and various other fundraisers like Ice Bucket Challenges, the group raised over $56,000 for ALS warriors in the western Maryland area and for regional ALS organizations.
Following the 2020 shutdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Acting Out was forced to rethink their approach and mission. After two film projects and an album of holiday music, the founders decided the time had come to expand the charity’s scope to include supporting individuals and causes in other areas of need with the proceeds from their future productions.
While the original Acting Out for ALS name may still be used in the future and remains the non-profit’s legal name, we will also operate under the trade name Acting Out for Good (www.actingoutforals.com).