Compassion, Integrity, Urgency
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.
What is ALS / The ALS Association
We Can't Wait

When This Is Over

The world may feel like it's on pause, but for those living with ALS the clock is always ticking. ALS is a relentless disease.

The average life expectancy is only around three years. And it is always fatal. We can’t wait for a cure.

Learn How You Can Help

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Are you newly diagnosed? We can help.
Our Mission:
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.
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Committed to quality care services for the ALS community

Resources for Navigating ALS

Whether you are newly diagnosed, a military veteran, a caregiver, or someone looking to learn more about how to navigate living with ALS, we can help. 

Navigating ALS

Local support in your area

We offer a variety of local support, including programs such as equipment loans and referrals to local medical professionals, provided by our chapters. We can also help you find a local treatment center or clinic, or support group.

Find Local Support

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Working tirelessly to push research forward

We expedite the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS

  • 5 genes discovered in the past 2 years
  • Over 150 active research projects
  • 9 global research collaborations
  • New drug Radicava approved by FDA
  • Several drugs in clinical trials

See our progress

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Advocacy, Educating, Mobilizing

We focus on educating, advocating, and mobilizing all members of Congress in a bipartisan fashion to benefit people with ALS. 

Become an advocate

Read about Public Policy Priorities


ALS Focus Survey Program

Join today to inform change! Your opinions matter to help strengthen the care, accelerate therapy development, improve clinical trials, influence insurance coverage decisions, and more.
Connecting ALS

Connecting ALS

Listen to our weekly podcast episodes today and learn how we are advancing our mission.
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Volunteers help us provide services at chapters nationwide
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Help us continue to help people with ALS by making a donation today.
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There are many ways that you can help us in our fight against ALS.

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