As the month of May draws to a close, we take the opportunity to bring awareness to ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Throughout the year, our team is fortunate to work with many families that are impacted by ALS and help them find ways to stay in their home and continue to be able to be close to those they love in a safe and familiar environment. Together with our local ALS Association chapters, we have the opportunity to connect with these families, therapists, clinicians, and other community partners to provide education and awareness about the options for accessibility as the disease progresses.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The ALS Association covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.
The ALS Association National Office and its local chapters operate under a shared mission: to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure.
Working together to accomplish the mission, each local chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.
These accomplishments are made possible by the generosity of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future.