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What is ALS?
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.
What is ALS?

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.

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Coronavirus Statement
The ALS Association understands that many of you in our ALS community may have questions and concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. We are closely monitoring national government health agency guidance on dealing with the coronavirus.

First and foremost, the safety and well-being of people living with ALS and those in the ALS community continue to be our highest priority. If you have questions about local chapter events or activities, please contact your chapter directly. We have developed medical information materials which can help inform medical providers about specific issues and considerations during an emergency situation or hospital stay.

  For the most recent information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the ALS Association recommends that you reference the websites for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

  For specific information about symptoms you may be experiencing or questions about personal exposure as someone living with ALS or as a caregiver, please contact your physician directly.
Our Mission
To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Join the Movement to End ALS
The ALS community needs your help to put an end to this devastating disease. When you participate, advocate, and donate, you advance the fight to find the cure and lead us toward a world without ALS!

The Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund

Applications for this year’s scholarship awards, which will be distributed for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, are being accepted through May 18, 2020.

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Walk to Defeat ALS®

Walk to Defeat ALS® draws people of all ages and athletic abilities together to honor the courageous souls who are affected by ALS, to remember those who have passed, and to show support for the cause. When you Walk to Defeat ALS©, you help expand the programs and services that benefit people living with the disease across the nation and in your community.

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Advocate

The U.S. government is the single largest funding source of ALS research and care, and ALS advocates play a critical role in securing federal support and concern for the cause. Personal stories and passionate testimonials show Congress why they must do more to find the cure for ALS. We need your help.

I Will Advocate
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National ALS Registry

National ALS Registry

The National ALS Registry is a congressionally mandated registry for persons in the U.S. with ALS. It is the only population-based registry in the U.S. that collects information to help scientists learn more about who gets ALS and its causes.

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2020 National ALS Virtual Advocacy Conference
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Resources

Whether you’re newly diagnosed, navigating your journey with the disease, caring for a person with ALS, or researching the cure, there are resources to support you.

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You Can Help Create A World Without ALS

Your gift will help The ALS Association support research to find a cure for ALS and provide much-needed services to patients and their families. By becoming a part of The ALS Association family and making your gift today, you will help sustain hope in thousands of people affected by ALS.

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