Each year, The ALS Association Alabama Chapter holds several fundraising and community events to raise awareness and funds that help provide invaluable services to people living with ALS.
From the Walk to Defeat ALS, auctions and social gatherings, each event raises funds and increases awareness to help The ALS Association fund vital cutting-edge research and our patient services program. Come join the fun and help make a difference.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease robs people of the ability to walk, talk and even blink an eye. It traps them inside a body they no longer can control and ultimately prevents them from breathing as it takes their life. People with ALS lose the power to use their legs, hold someone close, and say, “I love you,” before their bodies gradually shut down. . From onset to diagnosis, life expectancy is 2 – 5 years.