The ALS Association

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About The ALS Association

Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — giving help and hope to those facing this disease. The ALS Association has committed more than $67 million to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient and family services support to the ALS community, while helping raise funds and awareness with national and local events, like the Walk to Defeat ALS®.

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National Headquarters
1275 K Street NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202-407-8580
fax: 202-464-8869

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