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The ALS Association National Newsletter


The ALS Association’s national electronic newsletter is published monthly as a companion to our semi-annual e-publication Vision Magazine.  The newsletter provides the latest news in ALS research and clinical trials, public policy issues and care services information in a concise format.  The newsletter also covers ALS awareness activities taking place across the country and other stories of interest to the ALS community.

Newsletter Archives


February 2016: ALS Patients at Center of Groundbreaking Effort to Speed Approval of New Treatments / Save the date: National ALS Advocacy Day & Public Policy Conference / Registration is open: Walk with us! / Meet the Yoakum Family: Support like yours makes a difference in their lives!

January 2016: Vision for 2016: Moving Forward Together / Hear From a Scientist You're Helping! / We Want to Answer Your Questions About ALS Research! / Advocacy Profile: Sonal Shah / Introducing: Team Challenge ALS!


December 2015: The 26th International Symposium on ALS/MND / Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Helene Tran / How Your Support Helps ALS Family Caregivers / Take Action Today: Help Preserve Access to Complex Rehab Technologies (CRT)

November 2015: Research Conference on Rapid Therapy Development Explores Most Promising Developments / Veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS / Providing Veterans with ALS the Care They Deserve / Permobil Continues Support of The ALS Association / Now Online! Care Connection: A Way to Help Your Family Caregivers / BAYADA Honors ALS Caregivers during National Home Care Aide Week

October 2015: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sets into Motion Plans to Speed Development of New Drugs to Treat ALS / Flu Season: What you need to know / ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Helps People with ALS in Central and Southern Ohio Overcome Financial Hardships / Get to Know: Care Services from The ALS Association

September 2015: Promising Discoveries in ALS Research, Thanks to You / ROUND 2: #ALSIceBucketChallenge / ALS Advocates Continue the Fight During August Recess / Extraordinary Sixth Grader Leads Community in Fight Against ALS / Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Art Therapy For People with ALS and Their Families in Northern Ohio

July 2015: Research Update with Dr. Lucie Bruijn / ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success Honored / Introducing: Team Challenge ALS / Meet the Newest Rising Star in ALS Research / Ice Bucket Challenge Provides Support Equipment in Minnesota

June 2015: Advocacy Day Recap / Project Mine International Genome Project / Amsterdam City Swim / #ChallengeALS

May 2015: Introducing ChallengeALS / Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Providing Financial Aid to North Carolina Residents with ALS / New York Genome Center Expands ALS Research Operations Thanks to Ice Bucket Challenge

April 2015: Access to Speech Generating Devices / New Care Center in Nebraska / Research Podcast

February 2015: Share the Love this Valentine's Day


December 2014: Catch the Spirit of the Giving Season

November 2014: Give Thanks to Caregivers and Veterans

June 2014: Welcoming our New President & CEO

May 2014: Honoring Lou Gehrig's Legacy

April 2014: Honoring Our Volunteers

March 2014: Walk Season Begins!

February 2014: Sending a Message of Love

January 2014: A New Year = New Opportunities


December 2013: Your Support Pushes Us Forward

November 2013: Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month and Veteran's Day

October 2013: Flu Season and You; 90 Way to Fight

September 2013: $4.3 million Awarded for ALS Research; Discussing ALS with Children

August 2013: TOTO Joins the Fight Against ALS; Fall Walk Season Begins

July 2013: Take a Swing Against ALS with Covering All the Bases!

June 2013: Give the perfect present for Father's Day

May 2013: ALS Awareness Month

April 2013: Celebrating National Volunteer Month; Clinical trial updates

March 2013: Nutrition and ALS; Walk Season Kicks Off

February 2013: For Valentines Day: Relationships and ALS

January 2013: New Resolutions


December 2012: What We Accomplished Together in 2012

November 2012: Supporting Caregivers and Veterans

October 2012: Connection Between ALS and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Recommendations for Drug Acceleration

September 2012: $4 Million in Global Research Grants; New Gene Discovery

August 2012: Exciting Research Update; Postnet Helps Fight ALS

July 2012: FDA Bill to Accelerate New Treatments for ALS!

June 2012: Kick Off Your Summer with The ALS Association

May 2012: ALS Awareness Month

April 2012: National Volunteer Recognition Month

March, 2012: Reaching New Milestones

February, 2012: Introducing Vision Express!

More in this Section

Vision Magazine

The ALS Association's national publication, which covers news and events throughout our community. Vision is published in the Sping and Fall of each year.

ALS Insight Newsletter

From our Care Services team, ALS Insight includes stories from people living with ALS, Q&A with medical professionals, tips on daily living and communication.

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