Chapter Highlights

The ALS Association Arizona Chapter is dedicated to serving and empowering people living with ALS and their families. We provide free support, resources, and education to Arizonans impacted by ALS, allowing them to endure their diagnosis with dignity, quality of life, and hope for a world without ALS. Your support directly impacts daily life for people facing this struggle, aids in the search for a cure, and gives the gift of hope to all people affected by ALS.

November Support Groups

Support groups provide opportunities for group members to share their personal experiences and to learn more about living with ALS. They are designed to share information as well as strategies for preserving the independence and quality of life of both people with ALS and their caregivers and address the social, emotional, and mental challenges of living with this disease.

  • November - Benefits of Power Mobility for people with ALS

ALS Arizona Virtual Tribute Wall

In order to honor and remember those who have been impacted by ALS, we have created the Arizona ALS Tribute Wall. This opportunity is available to all of the ALS community to add their loved ones with ALS, past or present.

There is no cost associated with posting on the wall and it is a public forum. Posting about the individual with ALS is a wonderful way to pay tribute to your loved one. We are looking forward to reading about each person and seeing their photo!

Post on the als Arizona tribute wall 

ALS Focus Survey - Mobility

ALS Focus is a patient- and caregiver-led survey program that asks people with ALS and current and past caregivers about their needs and challenges. The goal is to learn as much as possible about individual experiences throughout the disease journey so that the entire ALS community can benefit. All data is de-identified and shared free of charge with the ALS community.

The ALS Focus Mobility Survey is now open to new and returning participants! Tell us how ALS impacts you and your family. Click below to register and take ALS Focus surveys.


Genetic Testing for ALS

Biogen and Invitae have teamed up to offer a no-charge testing program for ALS. Genetic testing may be helpful for those currently living with ALS, with or without a family history of ALS, as well as people who do not currently have ALS, but have a family member or family history of ALS.

This program covers the cost of genetic testing for ALS by Invitae- there is no charge to you or your family. The test must be ordered by a doctor. To learn more or to pursue genetic testing, please read the information provided through the link below.

Click here for information on genetic testing

Walk to Defeat ALS

Walk Updates

Education Corner

There are always chances to learn more about advances in ALS research, ways to increase quality of life, and to hear from experts in the field! Below are some opportunities for you to explore.

  • Equipment and Assistive Technology that Helps Caregivers, November 15th at 11am
    • Use of appropriate equipment and assistive technology can support quality of life for caregivers. Learn more during this webinar presentation. REGISTER HERE
  • Genetic Counseling and Testing
    • Jeremy is joined by co-host Dr. Jill Yersak and Ellie Harrington to discuss the benefits of genetic counseling and learn more about some of the common questions that are answered in a genetic counseling session. LISTEN HERE
Jim Click Raffle Prize

The Jim Click Raffle is Back!

Enter to win one of three grand prizes in this year's raffle. With your contribution, you could win a brand new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands Edition, two round-trip first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world, or $5,000 cash!

  • Tickets are 1 for $25 or 5 for $100
  • 100% of the proceeds will benefit the ALS Association Arizona Chapter
  • Everybody is eligible nationwide and the drawing will be held on December 17, 2021


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