Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has propelled The ALS Association to a level of visibility that's unprecedented. We now are connecting with more patients and families across the state of Texas, all in desperate need of services. We still need your help to provide them the services, equipment, support groups, funding and Certified Clinics to ensure their quality of life is as positive as possible, for as long as possible.
Impact StatementOUR VISION: Create a world without ALS.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive & always-fatal neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. When these cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement dies with them. Patients in the later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed, yet in most cases, their minds remain sharp and alert. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. ALS can strike anyone. Every single American is threatened by this disease. Veterans, specifically, are twice as likely than any other group to be diagnosed with ALS.
We need your help to not only continue serving these patients, but ensuring that we find a cause & cure for ALS.
Needs StatementThe Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy - giving help and hope to those facing the disease. We provide comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community including support groups, durable medical equipment, respite & transportation grants and more. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Jill: I support ALSA in memory of my friend and brother in law enforcement - a man taken from his family and this world much too young. I walk to raise awareness and to find a cure for ALS. I walk so that future generations will not have to endure the heartache of watching those they love fight this disease.
Amelia: I have lost three people in my life to this disease. My son, my best friend, and a coworker. Getting up close and personal with ALS is like nothing you have ever experienced. I help ALSA for a cure and to remember those I love.
Chrystal: Without the help and support of the ALS community we would have been at a loss. I feel honored to be a part of something that can help so many others.
Jen: I donate to ALSA in memory of my Uncle Bill and to help those who are currently suffering from the disease. Each year of fundraising brings hope that a cure will be found for the future.