To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
We are here for everyone facing this disease! The ALS Association offers personalized assistance to those living with ALS. People living with ALS are paired with skilled Care Coordinators who possess in-depth knowledge of ALS and local resources. Care Coordinators are available to help optimize health, independence, mobility, safety, and communication. We offer support groups, equipment loans, drop shipping of medical supplies, quality of life grants, and more all at no cost, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
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.
Jean Gronewald Kurth
Dr. Ileana Howard
Dr. Erik Schroeder