May is ALS Awareness Month
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.
What is ALS / The ALS Association
Every Moment Matters

ALS Awareness Month is an opportunity for the ALS community to work together to educate people about this devastating disease and shine a spotlight on the impact ALS has on the families it touches. Our awareness efforts will highlight important milestones and those meaningful moments that people in the ALS community cherish, moments that bring joy and meaning. 

This month, all gifts to The ALS Association will be doubled – up to $25,000 – thanks to a generous match from Philips Respironics! Please, double your impact and give today.

Submit Your Testimony to the FDA
Let the FDA know your perspective on access to promising experimental therapies.
Information About COVID-19 Vaccines for People with ALS
The ALS Association continues to follow developments closely as new COVID-19 vaccines are approved and corresponding distribution plans are launched. We have created this web page as a hub for information updates and resources.
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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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Visit our blog to stay up to date with the latest ALS news and stories from the community.
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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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Get Involved
There are many ways that you can help us in our fight against ALS.

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