About Us

The ALS Association: What We Do

Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease.  The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. 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.

Office Locations

National Headquarters
1275 K Street NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202-407-8580
fax: 202-289-6801

27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250
Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104
phone: 818-880-9007
fax: 818-880-9006

National Signature Events and Sponsorship
420 W. Huron St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
phone: 312-932-8784 ext. 202

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Our Mission, Vision & Values

Mission, Vision and Values


National Executive Staff, Board of Trustees, and Board of Representatives

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