Today marks the first day of ALS Awareness Month, an opportunity for the ALS community to work together to help educate people about this devastating disease and shine a spotlight on the impact ALS has on the families it touches.
To kick off the month of May, we’re highlighting eight easy ways you can help raise awareness this month and beyond.
Share what you know. Send a link to this blog to ten people you know and encourage them to do the same! Sharing facts about ALS via infographics and videos will help others understand just how devastating this disease is for those who are diagnosed and their families.
Get social! Follow us on our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube. Like and share our facts and stories this month with your networks and help spread awareness of ALS every day. And don’t forget to use the hashtags #ALS, #ALSAwareness and #WhateverItTakes.
Tell YOUR story. Have you been personally touched by ALS? Let your voice be heard. Whether it’s local media, social media or just events you attend, find creative ways to share your connection to the community and tell people why you’re helping to fight ALS. And if you’d like US to share your story, email us at [email protected].
Become an advocate. Join us virtually on the hill or register online with our Advocacy Action Center, becoming an ALS advocate is easy. And if you’re interested in making a difference in your own backyard, sign up to be an ALS advocate with your local chapter to help fight for change for the ALS community.
Up for a challenge? Register for an event near you TODAY! Whether you want to walk, run, ride, or just get soaked, your participation will help spread awareness and show the ALS community we’re all in this together.
Catch up on the latest news. Sign up for our e-newsletter, learn more about ALS care, or get the latest research updates monthly! You can also follow our weekly blogs or listen to our latest podcast on Connecting ALS. We’re doing whatever it takes to share the latest information and stories from the ALS community.
Extra time on your hands? Come volunteer with us! Without the hard work and commitment of individuals around the country who graciously give their time to help support the ALS community, we would not be able to do what we do every day.
Make a donation. Your support will make a difference in the lives of so many, helping us to accelerate research, advocate for policy change, and provide critical care for families impacted by ALS.
Learn more about ALS and our mission on our website.
It will take all of us, together, doing whatever it takes to end ALS.
To continue to learn more about ALS and follow stories about people living with the disease, follow our blog at ALS.org/blog.