The ALS Association is dedicated solely to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and has three objectives: to fund research that will lead to the eradication of ALS; to provide quality care and support for the ALS community; and to build public awareness and support for a cure.
The total annual operating budget of the national office and chapters is $65 million. Of this, roughly $22 million is managed by The Association’s national headquarters, with approximately 33% dedicated to funding research, 25% to patient and community services, and 16% to education, awareness and advocacy, with the balance funding operations. Of the $47 million that is currently raised annually by the chapters, $3.3 million is allocated to headquarters-sponsored research grants, $4.4 million is allocated to other national program services, and the balance is allocated locally to regional patient care, advocacy and operations.
As the leading organization devoted to Lou Gehrig’s Disease, The Association pursues its mission through research, care services, advocacy and public policy endeavors, various development programs, and public information and education. The national organization is actively involved in funding and directing a global research program for a cure and for the introduction of new therapies that will significantly improve the quality of life for people with ALS. The Association’s largest fundraiser, The Walk to Defeat ALS®, raises funds for care services programs, research and public policy efforts on the national, state and local level. Since 2000, these nationwide events have experienced constant participant growth and have raised more than $159 million toward the goal of a world without ALS. The ALS Association’s national staff supports these efforts.
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