The ALS Association
Ice Bucket Challenge Progress

Funding Doubled for Certified Center of Excellence

St. Louis Regional Chapter

Serving people living with ALS in: Eastern Missouri and Central and Southern Illinois

Thanks to the generosity of its community, The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter have been able to put Ice Bucket Challenge funds to work helping people with ALS and their families live a higher quality of life while it continues to search for treatments and a cure.

Donations have enabled the chapter to double the funding for its Certified Center of Excellence at Saint Louis University – one of only 43 in the country – and develop plans to partner with two new clinics that serve our nation’s veterans, a group that is approximately twice as likely to get ALS as the general public. The chapter has also doubled the amount of nutritional supplements to patients who can no longer swallow solid food and are dependent upon these supplements to maintain their weight and protect their already fragile immune systems.

Additionally, the chapter has increased the amount of Respite Care Grants provided, often doubling what the chapter had been able to previously provide. These Respite Care grants provide brief moments of rejuvenation that ALS caregivers so richly deserve. Similarly, the chapter has increased the amount of home modification grants provided to families to help keep people battling ALS in their homes longer and reduce the emotional strains of caregiving in the home.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has also allowed the chapter to update its loan equipment closet with items such as stand and assist lifts, canes, bath equipment, and other items that are essential to helping patients deal with the activities of daily living and maintain independence for as long as possible.

Ice Bucket Challenge impacts local families in the St. Louis region.

Equipment Loan Closet Restocked and Expanded

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